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MICHAEL JOHN COLEMAN


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Wonderful friend and classmate !

    Posted on 3/12/18 - by CMSgt Bob Bien chiefbien@gmail.com
    We had many good times going to school at St. Alexis grade school ! I especially remember the days we coould not go outside at lunch time due to rain ! You and I would play Chess or Checkers for an hour ! I also think about when you called me about trying to organize a 1962 class reunion and Father Kauth would not allow us the use of the church basement for the get together ! You went in the Marines shortly afterwards! I went in to the Air Force and served 23 years! I know you were at Khe Sanh, I went to Phan Rang airbase in 1969 and was flying on C-123 aircraft as a Loadmaster. I did fly into Khe Sanh in 1969/1970. I did have a total of 5 years total time in Vietnam! I often think you were my guardian Angel and I walked away from several crashes! You were and always will be in my thoughts and prayers, you are really a great friend and I was lucky to know you ! I will be on Honor Flight April 7th and I will stop by to say Hi myGood Friend and Brother Veteran !
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 12/29/17 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lcpl Michael Coleman,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. You passed on the same day as my grandmother. Say hi to her, she is Civ.
    December is almost gone, along with all the preparations. It is the 5th Day of Christmas. 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.
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  • A smile forever

    Posted on 12/10/15 - by Rick Compton I co 3/9 3rd Mar Div 67-68 rjcnkc@ameritech.net
    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.
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  • 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 ccarter02@earthlink.net
    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
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The Wall of Faces

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