Gary Wisnier

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
25 November 1947 - 29 April 1968
Buffalo, New York
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart (2 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Gary Wisnier

13 Dec 2005

You gave your all and we love you...

From his brother,
Edward S. Wisnier
E-mail address is not available.

14 Dec 2005

Gary M. Wisnier, 20, of 230 Schiller St., a paratrooper with the 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, was killed in Vietnam fighting April 29.

Specialist 4/C Wisnier had been wounded by shrapnel in March but returned to duty in a week. He joined the Army in Feb. 1966 and was sent to Vietnam last October. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Wisnier, a brother, Edward S., and a sister, Mrs. Joan Imlola.

Publication and date unknown.
Reproduced under 17 USC �107

Spec./4 Class of U.S. Army
In Vietnam, April 29, 1968, of 230 Schiller St., formerly of 415 Benzinger St., beloved son of Edward and Irene and the late Louise; dearest brother of Mrs. Leonard (Joan) Imola and Edward S.; grandson of Cella Bernas; survived by several aunts and uncles. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 from the "Rosaline Chapel" of the Ronald S. Wozniak Funeral Home, 998 Lovejoy St. and at St. Agnes Church at 9 o'clock. Friends invited.

Publication and date unknown.
Reproduced under 17 USC �107

Provided by a Currahee Researcher,
Jane Fulkerson

15 Dec 2005


SP4 Gary Wisnier was one of the original members of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division from May 1967 to March 168 before he transferred to Company A, 2nd Bn (Abn), 327th Infantry (the "Bastogne Bulldogs"), 101st Abn. Div. during the infusion program.

Soon to be published is a book titled "My Gift To You" that tells about Gary Wisnier and some 150 other members of his former battalion who died in Vietnam. Gary is also mentioned in another book - "The Stand Alone Battalion, A Pictorial Chronology of the 3-506th Vietnam Odyssey (1967-1971)". This book is available on the 3-506th website. Gary will always be a Currahee!

From a former teammate in 3-506th Currahees,
Jerry Berry
438 Manor Drive, Libby, Mt 59923

2nd Plt, C Co, 3/506th Infantry
September 1967, just before deployment to Vietnam.
Six of the 40 men in this photo died in Vietnam.

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According to 3/506th teammate Jerry Berry, SP4 Wisnier was transferred from Charlie 3/506 to Alpha 2/327 on 19 March 1967. Six weeks later, on 29 April 1967, Alpha 2/327 lost two men: SP4 Wisnier and PFC George Lathan of Yonkers, New York.

SP4 Wisnier is buried in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga, New York. The 3/506 Association advises that

"We first sent flowers to St. Stanislaus Cemetery in 2004 when we located Gary's place of burial. Flowers went out again this year and will continue year after year. Gary is one of 9 KIA's in the state of New York who receive flowers from the 3/506 Currahees.

"It is a way for the men of the 3/506 to let everyone know that those KIA's are always remembered and loved and will never be forgotten."

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