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  SP4 Gerald Stanley Stozek    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Alpha Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SP4 Gerald Stanley Stozek, who died in the service of his country on September 28th, 1968 in Quang Duc Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Gerald was 21 years of age. He was from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Gerald is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 42W, Line 37.

The decorations earned by SP4 Gerald Stanley Stozek include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


Gerald died-of-wounds received the previous day September 27, 1968.

The picture of Gerald was supplied by fellow platoon member Jan York. Of Gerald, Jan stated, "The best friend a guy could have."

A 60-foot illuminated flag pole was dedicated in Jerry's memory at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Gerald you are often remembered and thought of fondly. Your childhood friend from Wisconsin Dells, WI. Dick Foss now living in La Crosse, WI. When I found your name on the Wall several years ago it was the most moving experience of my life. I went back to Viet Nam in 1993 as part of a medical team. It is a beautiful place! I wish you could have been with me. God Bless You!
Posted by: Richard L Foss
Email: richardlfoss@yahoo.com