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MICHAEL PAUL SIMPSON


is honored on Panel 43W, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 9/20/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Michael Simpson's twin sister

    Posted on 8/6/17 - by Jim Furlong Jimfurl179@aol.com
    I served with Mike Stateside and was confused by the picture. Appears to be a West Point Cadet and I was pretty sure that Mike never mentioned a West Point appointment to me.

    To give you an idea of how I knew Mike. We both graduated from NCOIC school at Fort Benning, Class 10-68. We went to Fort Polk together for more training and left Fort Polk to go home for our 30 day leave with two others in my 1966 GTO. I was the one who dropped Mike in Matoon in April 1968. Was on the same flight with Mike from O'Hare to Seattle and then for a very few days at Fort Lewis, WA. Then by bus to McChord AFB with a stop in Alaska and Guam into the Replacement Center in Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam. We were both given orders to report to the 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry in Tay Ninh together. We went to the battalion office and as the only two in the office with the Battalion Sergeant Major he looked at Mike and assigned him to D Company and me to B Company. That was the last time I saw Mike even though our respective Companies fought in some of the same battles supporting each other. Feel free to contact me. My email address is in the heading of this email. I still live in the Chicago area.
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  • You have his picture. Please search and least picture right. I know because I am his twin sister

    Posted on 8/6/17
    This is not the right picture of my brother. I know because I am his twin sister
  • Distinguished Service Cross Citation

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by A Vietnam Vet
    Distinguished Service Cross

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Michael Paul Simpson (ASN: US-54817844), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Sergeant Simpson distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 20 September 1968 during a reconnaissance-in-force operation near Cu Chi. His unit received intense fire from an enemy force concealed in well fortified bunkers. Sergeant Simpson moved through the bullet-swept area, positioning his men and calling in artillery fire upon the hostile positions. Disregarding his safety, he assaulted an enemy bunker. Although wounded as he began his attack, Sergeant Simpson continued through the communists' fusillade and completely destroyed the fortification. As he attempted to recover the body of a fallen comrade near another hostile emplacement, he was killed by enemy fire. Sergeant Simpson's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 5469 (November 27, 1968)

    Action Date: 20-Sep-68

    Service: Army

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company D

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 14th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 25th Infantry Division

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Michael Paul Simpson, 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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