Garfield Heights High School Class of 1967
Garfield Heights, Ohio
Recent Additions to the List
Gary Mathew Taraski
US Army Veteran of Vietnam Era
We salute those who served!
Ernest M. Chizmar
Basic Training Location: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas - 1967-1971 - Sergeant E-4 - Keesler AFB Biloxi, MS Electronic Technician 42 wks, U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Ga. School 3 wks, U.S. Air Force Basic Survival School, Fairchild AFB, Wash, Combat Control School, Pope AFB, N.C., OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea 14 months, Lockbourne, Ohio (Discharged) - Campaigns/Areas of Service within the Armed Forces: Vietnam
Served in the Air Force as a mechanic and squadron mail clerk in Vietnam at Phu cat air base in 68/69. He got to attend a Bob Hope Christmas show while there and it was quite special.
26 year career
Basic Training Location: Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, Fort Poke - PTS - Sergeant - Vietnam service 18 months, Jan 1969-70, Search and destroy, light and heavy armor, I walked point and did my job anyway possible.
Paul C. Burik
Paul served in Vietnam from Sept 69 to Sept 70.
He was a SP4 and his MOS was flight control coordinator at
the copter bases. He was with the 355th Aviation Company and they used heavy helicopters, mostly Tarhes. Paul was in Tuy Hoa, Nha Trang and Bien Hoa.
Donald R Dickens
Earned a Jump Master diploma in 1975 from Fort Benning, GA
2 Tours of Vietnam service - 101st Airborne - Wounded in action
Received the Purple Heart due to VC pinning him down with mortar fire and was hit with shrapnel.
William N. Williams III
Basic Training Location: Fort Campbell, Kentucky - Advanced Training: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri - Spec 4 - 14th Combat Engineers, Quong Tri, Vietnam 70-71, Construction Supply Yard (S-4) and Water Supply
Ernest M. Chizmar
Basic Training Location: Parris Island, South Carolina - 1975-1979 - Sergeant E-5 - Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia (Programmer) 1.5 yrs, Henderson Hall, Arlington (Programmer) 2.5 yrs. (Discharged) - Campaigns/Areas of Service within the Armed Forces: Vietnam
John D. Douglass Jr.
Basic Training Location: Parris Island, South Carolina - 1967-1970 - Corporal - 1st Marine Division / 3rd Marine Amphibious Force - Danang (I Corp) Vietnam - Aug. 1968 to Sep. 1969 - Vietnam Campaign / Danang and villages, jungle and other locations all over I Corp - Decorations: Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation (USMC), US Vietnam Service medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, National Defence Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, USMC Rifle Sharpshooter, USMC Pistol Marksman, USMC Honorable Discharge.
Dan was stationed at Quantico, Virginia. He served in the Marine Corp and achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He was an infantry and counterintelligence officer in Vietnam, and a reserve commander after the war.
Vietnam era service
Ronald F. Kosey
Basic Training Location: USMC Recruit Training Depot Parris Island, South Carolina
1969 - 1971 Lance Corporal
Camp HM Smith Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fleet Marine Force Pacific
USMC Rifle Sharpshooter, USMC Honorable Discharge
Mitchell C. Karczewski
Basic Training Location: Fort Jackson, South Carolina - Staff Sergeant E-6, 37th Signal
September 1971-July 1977
Served 6 years with the 107th Armored Cavalry Division
USS Forrestal CVA 59
Terry L. Meek
Captain, USN Retired
Retired in August 1996 as Director of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Joint Intelligence Center, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. Enlisted Feb 1970, commissioned Dec 1971, and designated Special Duty - Intelligence Officer in 1975 following events supporting the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. Involved in undersea warfare operations, air strike operations, and covert intelligence and combat joint special mission operations in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern areas. Embarked in and mission deployed with a variety of U.S. Navy commands including the USS Permit (SSN-594), USS Coral Sea (CV-43), USS New Jersey (BB-62), USS America (CV-66), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Eisenhower (CVN-69); and Commander, Carrier Group Two.