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Chicopee Fallsís Fallen from the Vietnam War 


Personal Data:               

Birth Date:  August 27, 1938

Birth Place:

Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Roman Catholic

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

Fatherís Name:

Motherís Name:  Valerie (Mlynarczyk) Kulacz, died 1984

Sibling Names:

Marital Status:  Married

Wifeís Name:  Sharon Dawn [Penner] Kulacz [now Middleton]

Offspring Names:  James A., Deanna G.,


Schools Attended:  Chicopee High School

High School Diploma: Yes

College:  Attended University of Massachusetts at Lowell 1958-59

Military Service Record:

Entry Date:  1959

Entry Mode:

Entry Location:

Home of Record:  Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Navy                                  

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Chief Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician

Rank Abbrev:  AXC  

Pay Grade:  E7         

MOS:  AXC               

Awards Received:  Purple Heart, Air Medal, Navy E Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with three Bronze Service Stars), Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal  

Length of Service:

Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: Not Reported

Major Command:  U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam               

Land Assignment:  NAS Brunswick Maine

Air/Sea Assignment:

Air Wing:            

Air Group:             

Squadron:  VP-26

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  April 1, 1968

Casualty Age:  29

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died While Missing                  

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash at Sea      

Casualty Data 3:  Fixed Wing - Crew            

Casualty Province:  Offshore, Military Region 4

Casualty Country:  South Vietnam               

Located In Or Near:  Thailand

Body Recovered:  Yes


Burial Location:  St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Burial Plot Location:

Burial Date:

Military Escort Name:

Chicopee Fallsís Fallen Casualty Order:  4th 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  47E  Line Number:  33 

Special thanks to James A. Kulacz for providing information about his father.


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