Never ForgottenPosted on 9/22/16 - by Celeste EchlinMike'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.MORE
EPHS VIETNAM VETPosted on 8/23/14 - by Jules LundHigh School Classmate...Good Guy!!!
Never ForgottenPosted on 2/18/14 - by Carolyn Forrest BrewerI 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 HeroPosted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear CWO Michael George Taylor, 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
RememberedPosted on 4/19/11 - by Nam VetSix men died when UH-1H tail number 66-17042 had an engine failure shortly after take-off from the 'Hotel-3' heliport just south of Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon. The aircraft had climbed to about 400 feet when the engine failed; although the pilot initiated an autorotation the aircraft had too little altitude and airspeed to safely autorotate to landing. Instead, the aircraft broke up on ground impact, with the cabin section continuing in motion for some 130 feet before coming to rest and burning. There were two survivors. The dead wereMORE
Aircrew, 120th Avn Co:
CWO Michael G. Taylor, El Paso, TX, pilot
WO Dale A. Yateman, Lynnwood, WA, copilot
SP4 Barry L. Golden, Ferguson, MO, door gunner
SP4 Philip C. Stafford, Camarillo, CA, crew chief
SP5 Terry W. Dickerhoff, Plymouth, IN, HHC, 1st Avn Bde
SP5 Rex E. Rader, Bend, OR, 120th Avn Co
Never ForgottenPosted on 4/7/11 MORE
We RememberPosted on 4/17/03 - by Robert SageHe is buried in Ft Bliss National Cem,El Paso Co,TX.
The Men and The BirdPosted on 12/20/00 - by Jack LewisThe Men and the BirdMORE
I saw death approaching with it's cold dark eyes
I'd always known that someday everyone dies
Today, this would be my day to die
And on this foreign soil my body will lie
I felt death loom over me with it's cold embrace
No remorse, no sorrow , no feeling, not even a trace
I knew my time must be near
But strangely, I felt no fear
Then suddenly, there was that strange, yet familiar sound
Like a great bird it descended to the ground
Four brave men facing danger and death
So that, today, I would not breathe my last breath
Through the torrent of bullets and bombs they lifted me away
So that I might live to see the light of another day
Four brave men in a bird tried and true
Four brave men whose names I never knew
By Nathan J. Lewis, Jr., 12/12/00
Vietnam 1968-69 - 120th AHC
In remembrance of Michael G. Taylor and Dale A. Yateman - KIA April 1, 1969
Dedicated to all those who risk their lives so that others might live
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.