MICHAEL F FIELD
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HONORED ON PANEL 28E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL FINLAY FIELD

WALL NAME

MICHAEL F FIELD

PANEL / LINE

28E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

08/07/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ARLINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Arlington County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

MAJ

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL FINLAY FIELD
POSTED ON 10.16.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Michael Finlay Field

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Battalion: 1st Squadron
Division: 1st Cavalry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, General Orders No. 4735 (August 19, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry) Michael Finlay Field (ASN: 0-90798), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam. Captain Field distinguished himself on 27 May 1967, by exceptionally valorous action while serving as Commander of a team of UH-1B helicopters, CH-13 scout helicopters and one air transported infantry platoon during a reconnaissance mission near Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam. As Captain Field conducted a low level aerial reconnaissance over the area, he received intense enemy automatic weapons fire from two locations. He immediately placed deadly rocket and machine gun fire on the enemy positions which successfully neutralized the enemy fire. Captain Field then air assaulted his infantry platoon into the area and directed them toward the enemy locations. The lead squad was immediately engaged by heavy automatic weapons fire from covered emplacements and sustained two serious casualties. Captain Field recognized that the platoon was surrounded by an enemy company and immediately requested a reaction force to relieve the encircled platoon. He also began to deliver suppressive fire and adjust artillery fire on the enemy positions which enabled the infantry platoon to withdraw and organize a defensive perimeter. Due to Captain Field's action, enemy casualties for the operation surpassed 100 killed. Although his aircraft was under continuous enemy ground fire and sustained six direct hits, Captain Field left the embattled area only after his fuel supply was dangerously low and his ammunition was completely exhausted. Captain Field's gallant action is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 9.2.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Major Michael Field,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander (Pilot) and West Point graduate. It is Labor Day weekend, and we remember you all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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POSTED ON 8.7.2018
POSTED BY: kr

MAJ Michael F. Field - Birthday Remembrance (81st)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Nick Rowe's USMA 1960 classmates - and brother Paratrooper - MAJ Michael Finlay Field, on what would’ve been his 81st birthday - 7 August 2018.
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POSTED ON 8.6.2018
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank you for your dedication and service!

You are not forgotten Sir!
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POSTED ON 8.7.2017
POSTED BY: kr

MAJ Michael Finlay Field - Birthday Remembrance (80th)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” once again remember one of Nick Rowe's USMA 1960 classmates, MAJ Michael Finlay Field, on what would’ve been his 80th birthday - 7 August 2017.
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