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

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH DRAKE
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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POSTED ON 5.2.2006
POSTED BY: Ski

A Fellow Classmate

Drake and I were in flight school together. I was happy to be stationed with him in Cu Chi. We had a lot of laughs together. I remember the morning when I got the news that he had been killed. I couldn't hardly believe it. He was a good kid. I often think about his family. I wonder if anyone could possibly get over the trauma of losing a son, or a brother. I hope he knows that he's not forgotten. I think about him everyday.

Warmest Regards My Friend,
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POSTED ON 12.16.2005
We will remember you.
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POSTED ON 12.16.2004
POSTED BY: Fellow Michigander

Lest We Forget

ONE OF MICHIGAN'S FALLEN SONS

Today we remember MICHAEL JOSEPH DRAKE and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country. Rest in peace and know you are not forgotten.
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