Wisniewski, David Anthony, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11HXX-Helicopter Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot
Primary Unit
2010-2010, 66th Rescue Squadron
Service Years
2002 - 2010
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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1979
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Moville, Iowa
Last Address
Bethesda Naval Hospital

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 2010
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 9178

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66th Rescue Squadron
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  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
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Capt. David A. Wisniewski

Born: June 27, 1979
Died: July 02, 2010
Services:Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Capt. David A. Wisniewski, 31, son of Chet and Beverly Wisniewski of Iowa City, will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday, July 24th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Very Rev Rudolph Juarez officiating. Committal Services with Military Honors will be held at 11 am Monday, August 23rd at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Capt. David Wisniewski Memorial Fund has been established at Hills Bank and Trust, 1401 S. Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Visitation:Visitation will be at St. Patrick’s on Friday, July 23rd from 4 to 8pm with a Parish Vigil Service to be held at 7:30pm.
David died July 2, 2010 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital from injuries he sustained on June 9th in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
   
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      A funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Capt. David A. Wisniewski, 31, son of Chet and Beverly Wisniewski of Iowa City, will be celebrated Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Visitation will be at St. Patrick's Friday, July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a parish vigil service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Committal services with military honors will be held Monday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Capt. David Wisniewski Memorial Fund has been established at Hills Bank and Trust, 1401 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City.
      David was born June 27, 1979 in Ft. Dodge, IA. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School in Moville where he was academically minded and a gifted athlete. David was a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. In December 2008 he completed training at the Advanced Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base.
      David was the pilot of a U.S. Air Force Black Hawk helicopter and had four deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan. He received the Purple Heart on June 23, 2010. This last tour in Afghanistan he rescued 240 soldiers. He died July 2, 2010 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital from injuries he sustained on June 9th in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Following this tour David had been selected to become an instructor at the Advanced Weapons School.
      David made a difference in the lives of people he had touched.
      He is survived by his parents Chet and Beverly of Iowa City and two brothers, Craig (Allison) Wisniewski of Osceola and Matthew Wisniewski of Iowa City; his fiancé, Melissa Sandberg of Las Vegas; his niece, Hannah and nephew, Cael; aunts and uncles, Peggy Koenigsman of Omaha, NE, Debbie Huntley of Richmond, WV, Bruce (Sherry) Koenigsman of Lincoln, NE, Christine (Rick) Pracha of Houston, TX and Jeff (Maureen) Koenigsman of Parker, TX; and numerous cousins.
      David was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Chester and his grandparents, Francis and JoAnn Koenigsman and Chester and Mary Wisniewski and his aunt Mary Ann Joaquin.
      Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.co
©The Ogden Reporter 2010
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