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MICHAEL P MCCORMICK


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 91 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Mike my high school sweetheart

    Posted on 11/15/15 - by Barbara Windle Berghausen love_peace_sunshine@yahoo.com
    Dear Mike, As I write this tears fill my eyes remembering you as we dated in high school. You have a special place in my heart. What good times we had dating in high school and I wrote a special poem for you. Gone Forever

    By Barbara Windle Berghausen

    Tears fill my eyes
    Remembering our teenage years
    As memories flood my heart

    The loss of innocence
    As the years come fleeting back
    Mike, my first love is gone forever

    The good times jumping on the trampoline
    Sunday afternoon movies at the Louvee
    We raced through the snow
    To see the latest Elvis Presley flick, “Jailhouse Rock”

    Moonlight dances on the streets
    Parking in the cemetery, kissing
    And hugging each other

    Cheering you on at Friday night football games
    You served your time in the 60’s war
    Gone forever except for the memories
    Deep in my Heart
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  • RIP

    Posted on 11/11/15 - by Jon Ferrall
    A second cousin I never had the privilege of meeting. We share the same birth date, 9 years apart. May you rest in eternal peace. God bless.
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  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 3/19/15 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1969
    Michael P. McCormick
    Date of birth: January 17, 1945
    Date of death: March 20, 1969
    Home of record: Wellston Ohio
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Navy Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Michael P. McCormick (MCSN: 0-107462), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 20 March 1969. Second Lieutenant McCormick and a fire team from his platoon were heli-lifted into an area north of Khe Sanh as the assault element in an operation to secure Fire Support Base Argonne. Immediately upon disembarking from the aircraft, the entire team was pinned down by a heavy volume of fire from hostile soldiers occupying fortified bunkers overlooking the landing zone. Reacting fearlessly, Second Lieutenant McCormick moved across the fire-swept terrain from one man to another and, shouting words of encouragement, restored their confidence. Under cover of machine gun fire, he then initiated an aggressive assault upon the bunkers, and charging up the slope, he and his three-man team stormed and systematically destroyed three of the fortifications with hand grenades and close-range rifle fire, thereby providing security for the remaining Marines landing in the zone. Later that day, Second Lieutenant McCormick led one of his squads during a search and destroy operation in the surrounding area and encountered intense automatic weapons fire from a well-concealed emplacement. Repeated attempts by the Marines to recover their injured point man were thwarted by machine gun fire from concealed enemy soldiers. Unwilling to risk further Marine casualties, second Lieutenant McCormick directed his squad to provide protective fire and, with complete disregard for his own safety, maneuvered toward the casualty. He had almost attained his objective when he was mortally wounded by hostile fire. By his heroic actions, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant McCormick upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

    Action Date: March 20, 1969

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Second Lieutenant

    Company: Company D

    Battalion: 1st Battalion

    Regiment: 4th Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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  • Mike

    Posted on 7/25/14
    Always remember you and the good times we had together. Ed Kilbane
  • Mike

    Posted on 7/25/14 - by Ed milba
    Always remember you and the good timees we had together. RIP

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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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