MICHAEL J LAWRENCE
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 113 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JAMES LAWRENCE

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J LAWRENCE

PANEL / LINE

19W/113

DATE OF BIRTH

01/08/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MAPLEWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JAMES LAWRENCE
POSTED ON 8.25.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Michael J. Lawrence

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Michael J. Lawrence (MCSN: 54401671), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company H, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 23 August 1969, while participating in a search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province, elements of the Second Battalion came under a heavy volume of fire from a well-concealed North Vietnamese Army force, which seriously wounded three Marines. Unhesitatingly volunteering to assist in recovering the casualties, Private First Class Lawrence boldly maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain and was within ten meters of attaining his goal when he was wounded and forced to withdraw. Again, on 25 August, his company was subjected to intense hostile machine gun fire which severely wounded several Marines and a Corpsman, who fell in a forward area dangerously exposed to hostile fire. Fully aware of the risks involved but unwilling to allow the helpless Corpsman to remain subjected to the enemy fusillade raking the area, Private First Class Lawrence valiantly moved forward in the face of relentless hostile fire and was mortally wounded while carrying the Corpsman back to a covered position. By his courage, aggressive initiative, and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Lawrence inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 10.2.2014
POSTED BY: fjk

Best Friend

Michael,
I think of you often, the hole is always there. Together since kindergarten; survived the Sistets of Charity. We played lacrosse together. You drove first.
You were kind generous and loving. This world would have been much improved with you in it. I look forward to the day we meet again.
Love,
Frank
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POSTED ON 5.16.2014

You are always remembered mike

You are in one of my old hunting stories , that I tell my grand sons ,we will see you again
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POSTED ON 11.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Michael James Lawrence, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice 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. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

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

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.25.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam, 1969

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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