101 airborne combat patch
Joseph Stanley Nitka
Nika arrived at Fort Campbell, KY in 1967 and was assigned to 1st Platoon.
He went with
A Company to Vietnam, December 1967.

SSGT Joseph Stanley Nitka
Died: April 6, 1968 in Quang Tri,
South Vietnam due to hostle fire.
Read eye witness accounts of  April 6, 1968.
SSG Joseph S. Nitka earned the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for wounds
received which resulted in their deaths from small arms gun fire wounds when their unit came
under hostile mortar and small arms fire, 35KM NW of HUE, in the Quang Tri Province, South
Photo - Cu Chi , South Vietnam 1967
Early photo of Nitka before Vietnam.