Friday, September 25, 2009

First Sergeant Paul T. Lyczak, US Army, Retired

First Sergeant Paul T. Lyczak was born in 1934 at Martins Ferry, Ohio. He passed away on September 20, 2009 in Temple, Texas.

First Sergeant Lyczak served his country in the U. S. Army. His assignments included tours in Vietnam in 1968 and 1971, Germany, ROTC instructor at Dallas schools and Fort Hood, Texas. He retired as a First Sergeant.

In retirement, he and his family moved to Dallas where he worked for the Knights of Columbus Ins. Company. He was active with the Knights and was a lifetime fourth degree member of the Father Ryan Assembly in Dallas. He and his wife moved back to the Fort Hood area in 2005

His numerous military awards and decorations included two Bronze Stars, with V for valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Funeral services for held for First Sergeant Lyczak on September 25 at the Harper-Talasek Funeral home in Killeen, Texas.

Eighteen Patriot Guard Riders rode their motorcycles to the funeral home and formed a line of American Flags at the entrance, to honor this veteran for his service. After the funeral, the Riders rode in the procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen.

At the cemetery, the Riders formed a line of American Flags around the committal shelter as full military honors were rendered by an Army Honor Guard.

First Sergeant Lyczak was laid to rest on the sunny plain of the cemetery. The cemetery American flag flew at half staff in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, and two daughters and other family members and many friends.

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