Frank Anthony Rybicki, JrFirst Lieutenant
A CO, 4TH BN, 47TH INF RGT, 9 INF DIV
Army of the United States
10 February 1944 - 09 May 1967
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The database page for Frank Anthony Rybicki, Jr
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.
The article mentioned above, and other remembrances of LT Rybicki, may be found on the memorial page established by his comrades in the
9th Infantry Division
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.
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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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