George  F.  Volk  
  Rank, Service
Captain O-3,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1963-1967
Cold War 1963-1967
Vietnam War 1966-1967

George Volk was born on December 29, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was commissioned a 2d Lt of Infantry through the Army ROTC program at the University of Idaho on June 9, 1963, and he then attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, from July to September 1963. Lt Volk next attended Basic Airborne training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in September and October 1963, followed by the Officer Fixed Wing Aviator Course at with the U.S. Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, from October 1963 to July 1964. His first assignment was as a Fixed Wing Aviator with the U.S. Army Taegu District Command in South Korea from September 1964 to September 1965, and then as a Fixed Wing Aviator with Headquarters 5th Aviation Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, from October 1965 to June 1966. During this time, Lt Volk transitioned to the OV-1 Mohawk. His final assignment was as a pilot with the 156th Aviation Company (Radio Research) in South Vietnam from July 1966 until he was killed in a vehicle accident in the Philippines on April 21, 1967. George Volk was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California. The 156th Aviation Company was a cover designation for an Army Security Agency unit that Captain Volk was flying with in Vietnam.

Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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