Frank Anthony Rybicki, Jr

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
10 February 1944 - 09 May 1967
Balboa, CZ
Panel 19E Line 074

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Frank A Rybicki

The database page for Frank Anthony Rybicki, Jr

3 Jun 2001

I was a member of A Company, 4th/47th from Basic Training, May of 1966, at Fort Riley, Kansas until I was wounded in the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam on July 11, 1967. As RTO to our Company Commander, Captain Fredrick Brazee, I was privileged to know all of the Platoon Leaders. I didn't know Lt. Rybicki very well as he joined our Company after we arrived in Viet Nam. However, I do remember the day very well that he lost his life. We were patrolling for Viet Cong in the infamous Rung Sat Special Zone in very sticky mud. I was about 30 yards away when a single shot rang out. We were under the jungle canopy and the medevac chopper was extracting Lt. Rybicki by cable and I saw his body just go limp. I found the following article about Lt. Rybicki and his West Point classmate, good friend and future brother-in-law, Lieutenant Terry Stull.

Milt Estralla

The article mentioned above, and other remembrances of LT Rybicki, may be found on the memorial page established by his comrades in the
4th Battalion, 47th Infantry

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9th Infantry Division
10 July 2001

With Frank's passing we lost a great soldier and a true hero. It is with deep gratitude that I remember Lieutenant Frank Rybicki and all the others who served and died in times of war so that we may enjoy the Freedom and Liberties that make the United States of America great.

Clark T. Ballard, Jr., M.D.
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret)
Fellow Alumnus, USMA, Class of 1963
66 Leschi Drive, Steilacoom, WA 98388-1514

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a comrade-in-arms,
Bill Reynolds 
3 Jun 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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