Stephen W. Sokalsky

Date of Birth: 02/03/1948
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
High School: Dieruff High School
Street: Tilghman Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 06/05/1967
Province of Casualty: Binh Long
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
Panel Row: 18

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The 18-year-old Army rifleman wrote home shortly before his death that he didn't think that people in Vietnam were as bad as they had been portrayed and that people could work out their differences if they were all treated better. Sokaisky graduated from Dieruff High School in Allentown, Pa., in 1966 and worked at Supply Corp. there as a draftsman. The rifleman was sent to Vietnam and as-signed to Company A of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry. 25th Infantry Division. He died on June 5. 1967. Survivors included his parents. three brothers and three sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial