Kreg Arthur ViestenzPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
09 March 1949 - 18 September 1968
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Honoring our classmates.
South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon will have a Vietnam Memorial dedication Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 2 PM in remembrance of our classmates
Kreg Arthur Viestenz PFC
He died September 18, 1968 in the Quang Tri Province during a search and clear mission. His unit became heavily engaged with a large enemy force. His platoon leader was wounded. He exposed himself to intense hostile enemy fire as he crossed an open area to aid his fallen comrade. While he was administering first aid he was mortally wounded. He died a Hero.
I was named after him 38 years ago.
A Note from The Virtual WallC Company, 1/5th Cavalry, lost four men on 18 Sep 1968:
Pfc James K. Hoyez, mentioned in the article above, was one of eight men from 3rd Bn, 5th Marines, killed in an action near An Hoa on 11 Sep 1968.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Feb 2004
Last updated 11/13/2010