- Full Name: LEO PETER SIKORSKI
- Date of Birth: 7/29/1933
- Date of Casualty: 9/17/1969
- Home of Record: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
- Branch of Service: ARMY
- Rank: LTC
- Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
- Casualty Province: LONG AN
2 COLONELS KILLED IN COLLISION OF HELICOPTERS NEAR SAIGON
SAIGON, September 19, 1969 – Colonel Dale J. Crittenberger, a United States Army brigade commander and the son a a noted World War II general, was killed in a helicopter collision in the Mekong Delta, the Army announced today.
Colonel Crittenberger, 42 years old, and 11 other Americans died when two helicopters collided in the aidWednesday 18 miles southwestof Saigon. There were no survivors.
Also killed in the crash was Lieueutenant Colonel Leo P. Sikorski, 36.
Colonel Crittenberger, a 1950 graduate of West Point, was commander of the Ninth Infantry Division's Third Brigade and hadbeen scheduled to go home in 35days. He was the son of Lieuenant General Willis D. Crittenberger, who commanded the Fourth Army Corps in its drive from Rome up the Italian penninsula in World War II.
SIKORSKI, LEO P
LTC US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/29/1933
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/17/1969
- BURIED AT: SECTION 46 SITE 245-Z
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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