LEE M HALSTEAD
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

LEE MICHAEL HALSTEAD

WALL NAME

LEE M HALSTEAD

PANEL / LINE

42W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LANSING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Eaton County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEE MICHAEL HALSTEAD
POSTED ON 8.24.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

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:
... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 6.18.1999
POSTED BY: Michael J.W. Remme

The Country Could Use You Now

Mike won the Navy Cross on 8/29/68 a month before he was killed, when he landed under fire and rescued the crew of a downed H-34. He and his wife Kathy were close friends while we were going through gunship training together in North Carolina. His helicopter was shot down on 9/29/68 in my battalion's TAO during my FAC tour with the infantry and I will always regret not having gone out with the patrol that recovered his body. He was flying the Sniffer mission, in which the bird with the ammonia detecting machine flies just off the deck in an attempt to locate the smell of the enemy concentrations below. Finding them usually meant finding a hail of lead and he found it on that day. I know that he and Kathy had just had a week of R&R in Hawaii before his death. When I went into Danang I would stay in Mike's hooch. He was a fine comrade and a man this country would have benefitted from tremendously had he survived the war. We miss you Mike. Semper Fi,
Michael J. W. Remme, Arlington, Tx
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