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MICHAEL GEORGE TAYLOR


is honored on Panel 28W, Line 105 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CW2 Michael G. Taylor

    Posted on 1/5/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On April 1, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 66-17042) from the120th Command Aviation Company, "The Underdogs,". crashed shortly after takeoff from Tan Son Nhut Air Base Complex in Gia Dinh Province, RVN. Six U.S. personnel perished in the crash, including the entire crew of the aircraft plus two passengers aboard. There were three survivors. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander CW2 Michael G. Taylor, pilot WO1 Dale A. Yateman, crew chief SP4 Philip C. Stafford, and gunner SP4 Barry L. Golden. The lost passengers were SP5 Terry W. Dickerhoff and SP5 Rex E. Rader. The flight had just departed from Hotel 3 Heliport at Tan Son Nhut and climbed to approximately 500 feet of altitude when it suffered an engine failure. The pilots attempted autorotation, however, the autorotation was unsuccessful, ending in a crash and fire. The main rotor blade of the helicopter struck a telephone pole before the aircraft made ground contact, with the tail striking first, severing the tail boom. The fuselage section continued forward, coming to rest on its right side and completely engulfed in flames. Two bodies were discovered outside the wreckage along the path of the aircraft. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/22/16 - by Celeste Echlin
    Mike's parents, Marge and Bill were close friends of my parents in El Paso. They were wonderful parents who loved their son and were always so sad after his loss. We always remembered Mike, that he served out of love for his country and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure all our freedoms. RIP brave soldier.
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  • EPHS VIETNAM VET

    Posted on 8/23/14 - by Jules Lund
    High School Classmate...Good Guy!!!
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/18/14 - by Carolyn Forrest Brewer
    I was in the El Paso High School band with Mike Taylor. He was a smart guy and a really nice person. I will never forget him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CWO Michael George Taylor, 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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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.