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is honored on Panel 46W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 5/27/15 - by Steve Conto, Menasha,WI
    Michael is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Section 1D south, 7th row in from the west (fence), 15th column in from the south (service road).
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Michael Owen Mellon, 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
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/26/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Corporal.
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 12/20/12 - by Eric Halverson

    I was in high school when Mike joined the Marines. We ran in the same crowd but he was a year ahead of me. My best friend Nels Anderson and Mike were good friends.

    The Viet Nam war was very far away until I heard that Mike had been killed there. That made it very real.

    About a year later I was drafted. I was an infantry grunt, then a door gunner on a Huey. Luckily, I got home in one piece.

  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/21/10 - by Robert Sage
    Mike is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Wauwatosa, WI. PH/2 OLC
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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