GREGORY H STALEVICZ - PFC
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- March 25, 1949
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- June 01, 1968
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Gregory H. Stalevicz was born on March 25, 1949, to Joseph and Jean Stalevicz. His home of record is Rahway, NJ. He had one brother, Joseph, and two sisters, Nancy and Dorothy. He graduated from Rahway High School in 1967. Gregory liked baseball, bowling, and had a baseball card collection. As a small child, he was on a baseball team called Indians. Greg was on a bowling team called Bilinski Brothers. Gregory delivered papers. One time the pedal broke on his bike and he fell and broke his arm. Gregory's parents were at work when this happened. The people he delivered papers to took him to the hospital and got in touch with his parents. His arm was in a sling for six weeks.
Stalevicz enlisted in the US Army in 1967. He served with the 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC). His tour of duty in Vietnam began on March 6, 1968.
Stalevicz was killed in action on June 1, 1968, when he stepped on a mine while on combat patrol. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was buried in St. Mary's Rahway Cemetery.
Greg loved the children in Vietnam. He asked his mother to send him candy and Kool-Aid for him and the children. Once, when she sent chocolate candy, it melted. Greg said they had fun licking it off the paper.
Sources: Jean Stalevicz (Mother) and NJVVMF.
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