John Edward KrzmarcikPrivate First Class
2ND PLT, K CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
17 March 1950 - 07 June 1969
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USMC Pfc. John Edward Krzmarcik was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of the late Edward J. (U.S. Army Capt. Ret.) and DeLoures (Kutella) Krzmarcik. He was born while his father, a career Army man who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII, was stationed at Big Delta, Alaska. The family included oldest child Lynn, born at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; and later Peter, born in San Juan (Camp Losey), Puerto Rico; Michael, born at Ft. Riley, Kansas; and Lisa, born in Merrill, Wisconsin.
John graduated from Wausau (Wisconsin) Senior High School in 1968 and shortly after graduation enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with three friends (Mark Bembinster, Scott Streich, and Bruce Hoss) under the delayed enlistment program. He served in Vietnam from early 1969 until he was KIA near DaNang in June of that year.
John believed strongly in what he was doing, which was why he enlisted in the Marines. He was a fun-loving, good-natured young man who loved life and hoped for a career in the U.S. Coast Guard following his service in the Marine Corps.
Gone but never forgotten!
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3rd Bn, 1st Marines' Command Chronology for June 1969 contains the following entry:
The eight Marines killed in the attack, which took place about 9 kilometers north-northeast of Dien Ban, were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Mar 2008
Last updated 03/20/2008