Sgt. 1st Class
Jan. 2, 1970 ~ June 12, 2002
Peter was a man who loved his family and friends and always liked
a good time. He was a wonderful son, husband, brother, and father
to five beautiful daughters. He loved his country and his
work enough to sacrifice for the freedom of those he loved.
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.