MICHAEL L LOVATO
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HONORED ON PANEL 38E, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL LEON LOVATO

WALL NAME

MICHAEL L LOVATO

PANEL / LINE

38E/55

DATE OF BIRTH

07/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BELEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Valencia County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL LEON LOVATO
POSTED ON 7.9.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of PFC Michael L. Lovato

On February 9, 1968, PFC Thomas M. Pinatelli and PFC Michael L. Lovato, riflemen from C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, were manning a listening post adjacent to Khe Sanh Combat Base when the enemy assaulted their position with grenades. Lovato was critically wounded in the attack, losing both his legs, and Pinatelli suffered multiple fragmentation wounds to both of his legs. Lovato could be heard calling for help, and a patrol was organized to rescue the besieged riflemen. When they arrived about ten minutes later, Lovato had succumbed to his injuries. Pinatelli was still alive and taken to the base aid station where he died early the next morning. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and khesanh.org]
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POSTED ON 2.9.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Marine.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Michael Leon Lovato, 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 8.21.2012
POSTED BY: Jerry L. Martinez

Remembrance

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 12.26.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Michael is buried at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church Cemetery, Belen, NM.
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