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MICHAEL LEON LOVATO


is honored on Panel 38E, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of PFC Michael L. Lovato

    Posted on 7/9/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On February 9, 1968, PFC Thomas M. Pinatelli and PFC Michael L. Lovato, riflemen from C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, were manning a listening post adjacent to Khe Sanh Combat Base when the enemy assaulted their position with grenades. Lovato was critically wounded in the attack, losing both his legs, and Pinatelli suffered multiple fragmentation wounds to both of his legs. Lovato could be heard calling for help, and a patrol was organized to rescue the besieged riflemen. When they arrived about ten minutes later, Lovato had succumbed to his injuries. Pinatelli was still alive and taken to the base aid station where he died early the next morning. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and khesanh.org]
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/9/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/16/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Michael Leon Lovato, 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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  • Remembrance

    Posted on 8/21/12 - by Jerry L. Martinez

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/26/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Michael is buried at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church Cemetery, Belen, NM.
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