MICHAEL P AUSTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 73 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL PAUL AUSTIN

WALL NAME

MICHAEL P AUSTIN

PANEL / LINE

5W/73

DATE OF BIRTH

04/19/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KHANH HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BELCHERTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hampshire County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL PAUL AUSTIN
POSTED ON 3.10.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Michael P. Austin

1LT Michael P. Austin, B Company, 299th Engineer Battalion, and SP4 Darrell W. Cowan, 610th Engineer Company, were killed in action on February 2, 1971. The two men were in a jeep when a detail repairing a bridge was ambushed on Highway QL-21 in the vicinity of Khanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa Province, RVN. The jeep was hit by a B-40 rocket, killing both men. SP4 Cowan was standing in the back of the jeep behind a M60 machine during the attack. A sign with their names was later placed on the bridge by the military in their honor. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 10.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT AUSTIN,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A COMBAT ENGINEER UNIT COMMANDER. WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 3.13.2014
POSTED BY: Henry Whidden

Remembering a Fellow

From our earliest days we shared a lot, Cold Springs Elementary on, birthdays in April.......I made it home, you did not.....Rest in Peace my friend and my your journey be peaceful
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POSTED ON 11.26.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Michael is buried at Saint Thomas Cemetery, Palmer, Hampden County, MA.
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POSTED ON 3.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear 1LT Michael Paul Austin, sir



As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.



With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.



Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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