George Bernard RusnakCaptain
B TROOP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
30 September 1937 - 22 March 1967
Panel 17E Line 024
The database page for George Bernard Rusnak
George Rusnak lived on Coal Street, about one hundred yards from me in Osceola Mills, PA during the 1950's. He and I were very good friends until he moved, with his family, just outside of Philipsburg, PA and finished high school at Philipsburg.
Several of my classmates and I joined the Navy reserve, for something to do, and I asked George to join with me. His Father had been in the Army during WWII and I don't think he wanted George to join the military - that's just an assumption on my part. My friends and I served our time in the Navy and George got drafted, went to OCS, he was very intelligent, and became an officer and helicopter pilot.
George was killed in action in Binh Dinh Province, Republic of South Vietnam on March 22, 1967. To me, George was a hero and I still think of him and I promise him that, as long as I'm alive, he and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallFour men from B Troop, 1/9th Cavalry were killed when UH-1B tail number 64-14080 was shot down 15 kilometers north of Bong Son:
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
R R 16, Box 1304, Stroudsburg, Pa.
E-Mail may be forwarded via the
Top of Page|
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 28 May 2007
Last updated 05/30/2007