MICHAEL J DRAKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 62 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JOSEPH DRAKE

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J DRAKE

PANEL / LINE

15W/62

DATE OF BIRTH

05/15/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/16/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ROYAL OAK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oakland County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH DRAKE
POSTED ON 12.13.2012
POSTED BY: CURTIS EDWARDS

Remembrance

Remembrance

HE HAS WHITE T-SHIRT ON IN PHOTO.FLIGHT SCHOOL TOGETHER---GRADUATED TOGETHER--VIETNAM TOGETHER--ALMOST DIED TOGETHER THE NIGHT OF 12161969.NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN MY FRIEND.

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POSTED ON 7.5.2011
POSTED BY: jackie kendall

I danced with him

When I was a little girl about 6 or 7, I went to a big fancy wedding of my moms best-friends son Michael, he was so handsome. everyone was having a great time, swirling around dancing. Michael came up to me and asked me to dance with him. He told me to stand on hos feet and he'd give me a ride. I did and I felt like the princesse. I liked that sweet handsome man that I had known all my life. what a great menoriy he made for me....Forever will miss you.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mike is buried at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy,MI. DFC BSM-OLC AM-22OLC PH
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POSTED ON 2.22.2007
POSTED BY: CURTIS

LITTLE BEAR 20

NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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POSTED ON 1.3.2007
POSTED BY: Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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