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is honored on Panel 31E, Line 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Michael Robert Shapard, 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
  • A solid guy!

    Posted on 4/17/13 - by dn mcdowell

    I grew up with the Shapard family in Boulder, his parents & family were very special! Still think about you Mike, you will never be forgotten.

    God Bless You!

  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/3/10 - by Robert Sage
    Mike is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, CO. PH
  • A friend I have never forgotten.

    Posted on 12/21/04 - by Joseph W. Shopnitz Jr.
    It was my honor to have gotten to be very good friends with Mike our freshmen year at Northeastern Junior College. We did most everything together. It was a time when we were both very unsure of what we wanted to do with our futures. As the year progressed, it became clear to Mike that he wanted to serve his country. The last thing big thing we did together before he enlisted was a fishing trip in the Colorado mountains. I remember it as if occurred yesterday. Thinking of his death still brings tears to my eyes. It is one of those things in life that still seems impossible to believe. Mike's parents gave me the honor of being one of his pall bearers at his church service. It was such an honor to do this for my friend. I was too speechless on that grief stricken day to tell them how I felt. Mike's sense of duty makes me so proud of him. I know he did an outstanding job in service to his country. I hope he and the others who served and sacrificed so much are never forgotten.
  • Michael R. Shapard - Boulder High School 1965

    Posted on 12/1/02 - by Richard H. Sindt
    Mike was a classmate of mine at Casey JHS and Boulder HS. But our connection goes back to our births. Our mothers shared a hospital room when we were born. (I was born four days before Mike.) After I learned that Mike had been killed in Vietnam while I was lucky and survived 2-1/2 years in Vietnam, I wondered why he was taken and I was not. - Mike was a quiet guy who loved the outdoors. He had a few close friends who also loved nature. His friends told me years later that Mike's death devastated his family.
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