Ferdinand J Kornick, JrCorporal
A TROOP, 2ND SQDN, 17TH CAVALRY, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
23 January 1947 - 24 January 1968
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My brother was the love of my life. He was my very best friend. There has not been a day that I haven't missed him. He was terribly funny and kind. I wish I could speak with him one more time.
From his sister,
25 May 2007
On this Memorial Day Weekend I wish to extend condolences to all those who feel the pain that I still feel for my brother. He was my best friend, my protector and a constant source of laughter. I wonder every day if there is someone out there that remembers him besides me. May God keep our troops safe and may he keep us safe as we too are soldiers in this world of wars.
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallPFC Kornick arrived in Vietnam on 19 Sep 1966 and would have completed his tour of duty in September 1967. He chose instead to extend his service in Vietnam by six months.
According to information received, on 23 Jan 1968 - his 21st birthday - PFC Kornick was hit by enemy fire while manning a vehicle-mounted machine gun. He was thrown from the vehicle and received skull injuries on ground impact. Although the hostile fire wound was not life-threatening the skull injuries were, and he died the following day of complications resulting from those injuries.
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Suszanne Kornick Zanis
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Jan 2007
Last updated 11/16/2007