MICHAEL J FOY
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JOSEPH FOY

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J FOY

PANEL / LINE

39W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

05/23/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ANSONIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Haven County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH FOY
POSTED ON 11.12.2022
POSTED BY: Bob Sales

My friend.

I was there that horrible day. We were set up in an area about 200 yards from where the bombing took place. Cpl Foy and part of his platoon were sent back into the village on patrol. We had swept through there the previous day. On that day Air strikes were called in to help clear the village. No air strikes were called in on the day of the tragedy when the plane dropped its bombs we ran into the village to help those that were injured. I threw 2 yellow smoke grenades to let the planes know they were bombing friendlies. The first person I reached was Cpl Joy. I held him in my arms until he passed away. We were friends so I was overwhelmed with grief. We gathered up our casulties and called in med-evacs for those dead and wounded. This happened in the middle of the day. We were never told why this happened. I’ll never forget Cpl Foy and the other Marines that died that day.
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POSTED ON 7.10.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 5.29.2019
POSTED BY: Robert Marsh

I Remember

Michael you are always in my thoughts for the rest of my life. So happy we served together and became friends. I am so sorry we never got a chance to meet at home. Miss you my brother?? RIP Brother Michael Love you always! Semper Fi ????
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POSTED ON 10.7.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Michael Foy,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is Columbus Day weekend, and another national holiday has arrived. 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 7.19.2017

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

Operation Henderson Hill was a search and clear operation conducted in Quang Nam Province (I Corps), RVN, by the 5th Marines as a follow-up to Operation Mameluke Thrust. On November 3, 1968, during operations against the NVA’s 1st Battalion, 36th Regiment, elements of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines were moving forward for an assault upon NVA positions near Thon Bon when a Marine F-4 Phantom II fighter/bomber accidently released its bombs on the Marine’s location. Seven Americans were killed in the incident and several others were wounded. The lost Marines included LCPL Joseph E. Davis Jr., PFC Larry D. DuBose, CPL Michael J. Foy, CPL Matthew A. Ruden, PFC John F. Schrom, HM3 John B. Thorton, and LCPL Thomas E. Welch. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. JET HITS OWN FORCES; 6 ARE KILLED.” Chicago Tribune, November 4, 1968]
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