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  • Date of Birth:7/11/1946
  • Date of Casualty:1/27/1968
  • Home of Record:NEWARK
  • County of Record:ESSEX COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:35E, 44
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:12/7/1948
  • Date of Casualty:1/27/1968
  • Home of Record:BIG CHIMNEY
  • County of Record:KANAWHA COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:35E, 44
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 35E, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • A smile forever

    Posted on 12/10/15 - by Rick Compton I co 3/9 3rd Mar Div 67-68
    Mike was in my squad during boot camp,ITR and Bits.He was always smiling, even his boot camp picture. No one smiles in that one! When we went home before going to Staging BN I got an extent ion on my leave and didn't see him again. I think it was in Feb I wrote his sister, Linda and asked how Mike was doing, I wrote her a couple times during training. I was really glad when I got a letter from her until I read the first sentence and was told he had been killed at Khe Sanh. I nearly fell off my bunker. I regret not writing her after that. I do think of them often. Even after all these years.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 1/27/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Michael John Coleman, 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
  • Italian Class

    Posted on 5/4/10 - by Kenneth C. Goetz
    Michael, I remember you sitting behind me in Father Kelly's Italian class. Renato non deve andare a scuola oggi .... Remember?
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/2/09 - by Robert Sage
    Mike is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery in River Grove, IL.
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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