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is honored on Panel 54E, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank you

    Posted on 1/6/17
    No words. Just heartfelt thanks for your service.
  • Michael Dennis Craig

    Posted on 6/10/14 - by John Marino
    Michael was a war hero Vietnam May 2, 1968.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 4/12/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Michael Dennis Craig, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Michael Dennis Craig

    Posted on 5/15/13 - by Jack Anderson

    I'll never forget our youth

    we were great friends

  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00699

    Posted on 7/9/12 - by

    On the morning of 2 May 1968, a 12-man Special Forces Reconnaissance Team was inserted by helicopters in a dense jungle area west of Loc Ninh, Vietnam to gather intelligence information about confirmed large-scale enemy activity. This area was controlled and routinely patrolled by the North Vietnamese Army. After a short period of time on the ground, the team met heavy enemy resistance, and requested emergency extraction. WO1 Larry S. McKibben was killed by an enemy bullet as he attempted to exit a landing zone after wounded soldiers had been loaded on his helicopter by SSG Roy P. Benadvides, 5th Special Forces Group who won the Medal of Honor for his actions on this day. NVA were charging the aircraft, but WO1 McKibben would not leave without the wounded. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Other personnel involved in this incident were SP4 Michael D. Craig (KIA), SP4 Nelson E. Fournier (KIA), and CW2 William Fernan (rescued). Note: CW2 Fernan was killed three months later while on board a UH-1C helicopter which crashed during a flight through bad weather in Song Be Province. [Taken from and]

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The Wall of Faces

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