Semper FiPosted on 9/4/13 - by A Marine, USMC, VietnamSemper Fi, Marine.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 9/4/13 - by Curt CarterDear LCPL Michael Francis Shea, sirMORE
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
We RememberPosted on 7/3/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgMike is buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno, NV. PH
A face with a namePosted on 5/4/04 - by Gregory P. Greiner email@example.com MORE
Mike Shea-One of the Finest People I've Ever KnownPosted on 5/26/03 - by Ronald M. OrganMichael was a boyish looking, gentle, sweet person, but, there was about him a touch of mischieviousness that we all loved. He was one of my best friends in Nam-his spirit was kind & loving-he was unusual for a Marine because of it. He laughed easily and could make us laugh heartily in return-he had a innocent, nerdy, shyness, but had a glint in his eye that we soon learned meant he was a very cool guy and capable of a good practical joke or any other impish behaviour. He may have looked like a boy but he had the courage of his convictions, was honorable and brave. I wasn't with him at the moment his life was lost-normally I would have been, but I had been cut off with another squad that afternoon. I was never so devastated during my tour, and few times since, as I was at the loss of Mike. When I got to him moments afterward, it was a surreal scene. I had been told Mike had died, yet he looked perfectly peaceful, like he was asleep, his glasses, as they always did, had slipped down on his nose-but this time he couldn't push them up, although I hoped he would reach up and do it like he'd done time and time again every day-God called him home out of that hell that was Nam. I thank the lord that he didn't suffer; he never knew it happened. I think of him often and feel his loss still-he was the kind of person God needed to leave here to make His world a better place, because it surely was while Mike walked in it. I loved his devotion to his family-I was always in awe that he sent his pay home each month so his brother could pursue his goal of priesthood. Most of us didn't have that capacity at 19 & 20 but that was Michael-he always took the high road.MORE
He was my friend, I was a leader in his eyes, but he was the kind of person I hoped to be, I loved him as a brother, and I miss him still. . .
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.