USMC Major John Jacob Lawendowski

The History

USMC Major John Jacob Lawendowski was killed in action in Vietnam on October 26, 1967.  He was 39 years old.

The Family

USMC Major John Jacob Lawendowski was from Utica, NY.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Wanda) Lawendowski.  He had one brother, Walter and one sister, Mrs. John (Anita) Korchinsky.  He married the former Grace McMaster.

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Major Lawendowski served as Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Service Company, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines.  The unit he headed maintained security and logistics.  Major Lawendowski was killed when the unit was in a defensive position.

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USMC Major John Jacob Lawendowski was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and Fordham University.  He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant after completion of the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia.  Freedom Park will never forget his service to our country.

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