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MICHAEL JOSEPH FOY


is honored on Panel 39W, Line 11 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Misadventure (Friendly fire)

    Posted on 7/19/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Operation Henderson Hill was a search and clear operation conducted in Quang Nam Province (I Corps), RVN, by the 5th Marines as a follow-up to Operation Mameluke Thrust. On November 3, 1968, during operations against the NVA’s 1st Battalion, 36th Regiment, elements of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines were moving forward for an assault upon NVA positions near Thon Bon when a Marine F-4 Phantom II fighter/bomber accidently released its bombs on the Marine’s location. Seven Americans were killed in the incident and several others were wounded. The lost Marines included LCPL Joseph E. Davis Jr., PFC Larry D. DuBose, CPL Michael J. Foy, CPL Matthew A. Ruden, PFC John F. Schrom, HM3 John B. Thorton, and LCPL Thomas E. Welch. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. JET HITS OWN FORCES; 6 ARE KILLED.” Chicago Tribune, November 4, 1968]
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/3/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Michael Joseph Foy, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/7/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Mike is buried at Mt St Peter's Cemetery, Derby,CT. PH
  • Michael passed with my uncle

    Posted on 12/10/08 - by Russell Hess russellcolleen1@earthlink.net
    Michael passed on the same day as my uncle Matt Ruden in the same incident. It has been 40 years. I bet his family remembers him as well as my family remembers Matt. We have some pictures of him if any of his family care to get in touch with me. Just contact me at the e-mail below.
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The Wall of Faces

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