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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 125 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 11/17/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Cpl Michael Chmura,
    Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. Happy Thanksgiving. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • In Heaven

    Posted on 5/27/17 - by Tom Miller
    My Father was the Pilot that awful day and carried the burden of you and GSGT Chemis's death his entire life... as only a Marine can for his brothers. He passed a few years ago and I can only hope you were able to forgive him in heaven.

    Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
  • To an old friend- Mike Chmura

    Posted on 4/8/17 - by Richard Trella , 101st Airborne 1969
    Remembering the old times at Wilcox and after . War is hell and the value of life in Vietnam was very limited. Mike left a large void in many peoples lives, that will never be filled.
  • Final Mission of CPL Michael L. Chmura

    Posted on 4/18/15 - by
    On October 17, 1965, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter UH-34D (tail number 148790) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161) ran into stormy weather while on a resupply mission in the Phu Bai area. The aircraft, with 10 persons on board, was lost in the storm and reported missing. Search aircraft were launched from Phu Bai and located the aircraft which had crashed on the side of a mountain. The jungle at the crash site made landing impossible, so medical personnel were lowered by hoist and the survivors were then hoisted into the rescue aircraft. A platoon from BLT 3/4 was lifted to the crash site to provide security for the damaged helicopter and to bring out the bodies of the two Marines killed in the crash. One of those killed was CPL Michael L. Chmura from BLT 3/4, and the other was crewman GSGT Charles R. Chemis from HMM-161. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Michael L Chmura, 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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