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  • Wall Name:JOHN F TAYLOR
  • Date of Birth:4/22/1950
  • Date of Casualty:4/1/1969
  • Home of Record:WINDSOR
  • County of Record:BERTIE COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:28W, 105
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:4/6/1946
  • Date of Casualty:4/1/1969
  • Home of Record:BISBEE
  • County of Record:COCHISE COUNTY
  • State:AZ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Row:28W, 106
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH


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

Leave a Remembrance


  • 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.

    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
    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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/19/11 - by Nam Vet
    Six 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 were
    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 Forgotten

    Posted on 4/7/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/17/03 - by Robert Sage
    He is buried in Ft Bliss National Cem,El Paso Co,TX.
  • The Men and The Bird

    Posted on 12/20/00 - by Jack Lewis
    The Men and the Bird

    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

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