ALGIMINTAS A VIRBICKAS - CPL
- west paterson
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- December 19, 1948
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- November 21, 1969
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Algimintas Antanas Virbickas was born on December 19, 1948, in Montreal, Quebec. In 1963, the family relocated from British Columbia to River Edge, NJ. His home of record is West Paterson, NJ. He never actually lived there but instead was his mother's address when he filled out his military paperwork. Al, as he was called by his family and friends, graduated from high school in Little Falls, NJ, and continued his education at Tusculum College in Tennessee.
Virbackas served in the US Army and attained the rank of Corporal (CPL). He was attached to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry.
He was killed in action on November 21, 1969, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.
He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Sources: The Virbickas Family and NJVVMF.
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