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ANTHONY CAMERON SHINE

  • Wall Name:ANTHONY C SHINE
  • Date of Birth:5/20/1939
  • Date of Casualty:12/2/1972
  • Home of Record:PLEASANTVILLE
  • County of Record:WESTCHESTER COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:LTC
  • Panel/Line:1W, 93
  • Casualty Province:NZ

LOUIS ROBERT TAYLOR

  • Wall Name:LOUIS R TAYLOR
  • Date of Birth:11/20/1935
  • Date of Casualty:12/6/1972
  • Home of Record:JONESBORO
  • County of Record:WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • State:TN
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line: 1W, 94
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH

MICHAEL SIDNEY MCNEILL


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 93 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 12/5/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A1C Michael S. McNeill was a security policeman serving with the 6498th Security Police Squadron, 6498th Air Base Wing, 7th Air Force. On December 4, 1972, A1C McNeill died on a U.S. Air Force base in Quang Nam Province, RVN, due to what Air Force investigators termed “accidental self-destruction.” [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org] The following is a personal account of the incident by Marty Resetar: Unfortunately, what exactly happened to “Mack” (A1C McNeill) on the night of December 4, 1972, was never resolved. He was assigned to an elevated perch on the base perimeter that night. The following morning when the patrol with his relief arrived, Mack was not at the base of the perch ready to pass the post duties on to the on-coming airman. When they climbed up the perch they found him dead with a gunshot wound to his chest. His M-16 rifle was next to him set on "semi" with one round fired. At first the Air Force thought it might have been a suicide, but as I told the investigating officer at the time, Mack was the least likely person stationed at Da Nang who would ever consider such an act. He was a big, jovial guy with blonde hair and a ruddy complexion who enjoyed life and was almost done with his tour of duty. The other two explanations of what might have happened were either an accidental discharge of his weapon (unlikely knowing how meticulous Mack was about everything) but accidents do happen, or, he could have been shot by a sniper and returned fire before succumbing. It was not uncommon to receive small arms fire along the perimeter at Da Nang. About a month later I received a letter from his mother in Oklahoma asking me what had happened to her son. It was the only correspondence I ever received from her. All I could tell her at the time was that he had died in the line of duty but that he was a great guy and a great friend to me. I never heard from her again. [Narrative by Marty Resetar (December 2016)]
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/28/16 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Michael is buried at Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee,OK
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/6/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear A1C Michael Sidney McNeill, 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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  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 12/5/06 - by Dave Avery averyds@carrollsweb.com
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8

    Vitesse de Dieu
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  • www.vspa.com

    Posted on 5/21/06 - by Don Graham tuyhoa68@att.net
    Michael, you will not be forgotten by your brother SP's. Would like to hear from family & friends.
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The Wall of Faces

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