EDWARD DANIEL DROHOSKY
on Aug. 7, 1946
From GARY, INDIANA
Casualty was on May 26, 1967
in QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
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"Doc" Dan Drohosky
Edward Daniel Drohosky served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th
Marines, India Company. He was Killed In Action on Operation UNION
II. His name stands proudly on the India 3/5
Wall of Honor alongside his Marines. Semper fi, Doc. We will never
Operation UNION II
as Marines are very proud of our Corpsmen, and wish to convey our
thanks and appreciation to the family and friends for our friend.
Semper Fi, Doc. Curtis Eidson, India 3/5
Dan Drohosky sent these pictures home to his family before he was killed.
Grateful thanks to his brother, Michael, for sharing them.
was with Hq. Co. 5th Marines. I met Ed, we called him "Ski,"
on Hill 35 north of Chu Lai before Operations UNION and UNION II,
and I have never forgotten him. A good person, who took great interest
in his responsibilities. I remember him talking about needing to carry
more bandages/medical supplies and he wrote home and his mother and
sister developed a vest to address the need. He talked about continuing
in a medical career, perhaps a doctor, thought he said Pediatrics.
He was enthusiastic, and I was honored to know him. He gave his life
in an effort to aid a mortally wounded Marine.
that time and my return from the war I thought of "Ski,"
and each Memorial day I think of him and the others known and unknown
to me who made the supreme sacrifice, and try to do some good in their
rememberence. As time went on, Ed's nickname was all I remembered.
It's been 36 years...through the internet I found a list of Corpsman
KIA, I looked for a name ending in Sky or Ski and, that's how I came
to write this.
lives on in the hearts and minds of those who not only knew him, but
served with him...and for my part, it was truly an "Honor"
to know him...God Bless...
Formerly HM3 Hq Co 5th Marines 1st Mar Div
Viet Nam 1966-67
It has been way too many years, not since St. Marks.
Why you brother?
Corpsman title graphic by Redeye
3/5 Corpsman Memorial graphic and India 3/5 crest by Vic Vilionis, 7th