Frederick Joseph Wozniak

United States Air Force
11 June 1941 - 04 April 1978
Alpena, Michigan
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USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Frederick Joseph Wozniak

09 Jun 2002

Never Forgotten

From one who wore his MIA bracelet,
Lisa Bennett
20 Jun 2002

Captain Wozniack, I have often wondered about you, through the years, since I wore your POW-MIA bracelet. So many times I tried to find out something about you. Now I know. I prayed that you would come home with the other POWs. I prayed for your family and the great loss they must have felt. May God wrap you in His tender mercies.

Your bracelet remains displayed with other momentos dear to me, and I have a rubbing of your name from The Wall. Rest in Peace.


02 Apr 2003

I wore Major Wozniak's MIA/POW bracelet for years. I came across it the other day and in honor of Major Frederick Wozniak and in honor of the POWs of today (4/2/03), I am wearing my MIA/POW bracelet for Major Wozniak and the other missing military. Peace.

Karen Harris

22 May 2003

I have never forgotten Major Wozniak, as I also wore his bracelet and prayed for his safe return. I recently dedicated a "star" in his honor through a local program which collects funds for a large flag display at our county courthouse. May we all continue to pray for the MIA/POW's and their families.

26 Sep 2003

I have worn Frederick Wozniak's bracelet for years. Since I am so young, only twenty, many people ask about it. Most say they wore one during Vietnam, hopefully seeing mine brings them to find their's and put it back on. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him, or that knows anything about him.

Nicole Green
Clovis, California

11 Aug 2005

Seeing this memorial made me weep. I wore Frederick Wozniak's bracelet for years and have thought of him so many times. Just to finally have more information about him touches my heart. I always hoped he would come home and I could contact him. May he rest in peace and stay in our thoughts.

Sharon Kaye
Sonora, Ca

15 Apr 2006

I wear his bracelet still. I am proud to have the same last name and will always remember him.

Captain Vincent. A. Wozniak Sr.
US Air Force Reserve
Barksdale AFB, La. 71110

04 May 2006

I decided on this MIA bracelet as 1Lt Wozniak was lost 9 days after I was born.

I came upon it at the base of the Lincoln Monument as I walked the Mall on a cold evening in November 2002.

I have worn it all over the world and not a day goes by I wish I could reach out and shake his hand.

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice.
None of us will forget.

Thomas R. Guyer, Captain, USAF

27 May 2006

Captain Frederick Wozniak (1-16-67) I will be wearing your POW-MIA bracelet this MEMORIAL DAY, 2006, in remembrance of you and all our fallen heroes. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Jimm Petersen

22 Apr 2007

I found the bracelet at an auction in Bealeton, Virginia and decided to show my respects to Major Wozniak by wearing it. I can recall Vietnam from my late childhood. God Bless all MIA and POW. Someday may they all return to their respective homes.

Deborah J. Baker
6225 Marsh Run Drive Bealeton, Va 22712

13 May 2007

Debbie Baker found your MIA bracelet in the bottom of a box at an auction and will be wearing it Mamorial Day 2007 and throughout the rest of the year in memory of all our fallen heros.

Debbie Baker and Heather Adkins

09 Sep 2007

Today, I was at the United Stated Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and observed a display with many MIA/POW bracelets and pictures of some of the missing.

This brought back many memories from the Viet Nam era and I thought of Frederick J. Wozniak, whose name was on the bracelet I wore for years when I was in high school.

I am saddened to learn that he was never found and my prayers go to his family and friends who have suffered at his loss.

I will never forget.

Janis Enderud
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 17 January 1967 Major Gary G. Wright and 1Lt. Frederick J. Wozniak of the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron launched from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in an RF-4C (tail number 65-0888) on a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. The aircraft was shot down in or near Thanh Hoa Province.

Although Chinese radio news reported the downing, there was no evidence that either of the two crewmen survived. The North Vietnamese denied that either had been captured or their remains recovered, and the POWs released in February 1973 had no knowledge of either Wright or Wozniak.

On 04 April 1978, the Secretary of the Air Force approved a presumptive Finding of Death for Major Frederick Wozniak. As of 11 May 2006 the remains of the two men have not been repatriated.

Major Wright was a veteran of Korea; he flew F-86 Sabres against the North Koreans and Communist Chinese in that war.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 9 Jun 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009