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Name: Richard Dennis Kosar
Panel/Line: 58E/10
Force: Army
Company: B
Rank: Sergeant
Pay Grade: E5
CAACF: 56830474
Home of Record: Park Ridge, IL
Birth Date: July 13, 1947
Race: Caucasian
Gender: M
Religion: Roman Catholic
Married: N
Death Date: May 10, 1968
Cause of Death: "ground casualty gun, small arms fire hostile"; wounds
Died in Gia Dinh at age 20
The body was recovered.
Richard Dennis Kosar

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Comment[John Mott]


My name is John Mott, a friend of recently departed B Company, 6/31st troop named Lance Bergstreser. Lance was in country later than I was but we shared alot of things in common. He was with Jose Vieras and Rich Kosar the day they were ambushed/killed near Gia Dinh. Lance passed away about three months ago from complications as a result of heart surgery. He was very proud of his service and further very proud to be part of the Polar Bears. He provided information to a Keith Nolan who is writing a book about the Mini Tet in later '68 after the major offensive.


John Mott

P.S. I was not in the 6/31st, just a friend of Lance's passing on information.