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Peter P. Tycz

Peter P. Tycz

Died: June 12, 2002

Rank: Master Sergeant

Unit: 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Branch: U.S. Army

Green Beret Master Sergeant Peter P. Tycz II died on June 12, 2002, in the crash of an Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. The plane crashed after taking off from an airfield southwest of Gardez in undulating, rocky terrain near the Bande Sardeh Dam. Tycz was the senior medic aboard the aircraft. Two others perished in the accident. At the time of his death, he was serving with the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His family held a visitation at the Hamp Funeral Home on June 14, 2002, and a Mass of Christian Burial was cel­ebrated the next day at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Tonawanda, New York.

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