MICHAEL P BECKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 59W, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL PAUL BECKER

WALL NAME

MICHAEL P BECKER

PANEL / LINE

59W/19

DATE OF BIRTH

10/26/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OMAHA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Douglas County

STATE

NE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL PAUL BECKER
POSTED ON 7.25.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Burial information

PFC Michael Becker is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.
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POSTED ON 8.19.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to your country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your sister Sherry is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 6.3.2021
POSTED BY: Phoenix Becker

Your nephew

Uncle Mike. I never got to meet you, but I wish deeply I could’ve. Rest In Peace.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2021
POSTED BY: Phoenix Becker

Your nephew

Uncle Mike. I never got to meet you, but I wish deeply I could’ve. Rest In Peace.
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POSTED ON 4.6.2019

Final Mission of PFC Michael P. Becker

During June 7-16, 1968, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines were placed under operational control of the 7th Marines and conducted operations south and west of Hill 55 in Quang Nam Province, RVN, in conjunction with Operation Mameluke Thrust. The objective of the operation was to preempt a second enemy offensive against the Da Nang area. The Mameluke Thrust Area of Operations extended south to the An Hoa area. On June 7th, the 1/26 Marines met a North Vietnamese Army battalion at the hamlet My Loc (2), three miles northeast of An Hoa. Alpha Company was on the right, Delta Company on the left, and Charlie Company in the middle, about 200 yards back. The weather was hot and exhausting. During fighting on 7th, both Alpha and Delta Companies were hit hard. The Delta Company advance had the 2nd Platoon on the left flank, 3rd Platoon advancing up a small ridge line, and 1st Platoon sweeping a village on the right. The company command post was behind 3rd platoon. About 10 AM that morning, the NVA attacked 3rd Platoon's lead squad which had gotten inside the enemy's camouflaged positions. The enemy opened up with automatic weapons at close range from a trench line. Elements of 3rd Platoon counterattacked the enemy, killing all five NVA in the trench. Delta Company sustained casualties including two Marines killed, 2LT Samuel J. Hannah and LCPL David O. Auen. The fighting then became widespread. Alpha Company was to the right and ahead of Delta and they took fire when they entered a tree line and became heavily engaged. All of Delta Company platoons came under fire. Second Platoon assaulted through the tree line and relieved the pressure on third platoon. The Company regrouped while casualties were medevacked. Charlie Company had moved up to support Delta and sent one platoon by helicopter over to help Alpha Company in its actions. Charlie Company was ordered to secure the area around the landing zone. About noon, as Delta Company got ready to move out again, snipers opened up from the direction away from a nearby tree line. The company held its position and an artillery fire mission was called in. The NVA then opened up on the company with heavy automatic weapons fire from positions in the tree line. Third Platoon was hit hard again, and the attack resulted in many Marine casualties. Delta Company with attached units engaged the NVA and the enemy was forced to pull back as sustained artillery and air strikes were called in. That evening, the 1st Platoon was pulled up on a ridge with 2nd and 3rd Platoons. During the day’s engagement twenty-three Marines and two Naval personnel were lost. They included from A Company: PFC Michael P. Becker, LCPL Edward L. Bradford, PFC Jerry N. Christman, SGT Thomas R. Cores II, LCPL Kevin M. Coyne, SSGT Donald M. Cuff, CPL George A. Essary, CPL Jerome D. Kupperschmidt, 2LT Paul M. McGrath, PFC Carl M. Middlebrooks, PFC Gary R. Ralph, CPL Gregory A. Shelley, PFC Alton L. Staples III, LCPL Michael W. Travis, and PFC Ernest L. Wesley; from C Company: CPL David E. Dixon; from D Company: CPL Normand C. Deschaine, CPL Johnnie B. Espy, 2LT Samuel J. Hannah, LCPL David Knox, LCPL John A. Scarpinato, and LCPL Kenneth G. Watson; embedded with the 1/26 Marines from Headquarters & Service Company Navy corpsmen HN Ronald E. Rockefeller and HM3 Ramon Leyba. 2LT Hannah was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for his actions and valor on June 7, 1968. SGT Clark L. Henson Jr., who was killed in later action on June 16, 1968, was also awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for his actions and valor on June 7th. Enemy casualties were heavy and his objective of gaining close approach to Da Nang was once again denied. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and togetherweserved.com]
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