MICHAEL N MASUEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 88 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL NICHOLAS MASUEN

WALL NAME

MICHAEL N MASUEN

PANEL / LINE

19W/88

DATE OF BIRTH

04/20/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SPRING VALLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL NICHOLAS MASUEN
POSTED ON 8.28.2016
POSTED BY: Sandra Luhnow

Honor and Remember

You are honored and remembered on the Heartland Youth for Decency Vietnam Memorial. The Vietnam Memorial was built by a group of high school and college students from the La Mesa area called Heartland Youth for Decency back in 1970. The memorial park is dedicated to veterans who were living in Southern California's Heartland area (consisting of the communities of La Mesa, Spring Valley, Jamul, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Santee, and Lakeside) when they accepted the call to military service, during which service they gave their lives in the Vietnam War.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2015

Final Mission of WO1 Michael N. Mausen

On August 21, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 66-07922) from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry “Blues” was on a recon mission in Binh Long Province (III Corps) when it came under enemy small arms fire. The attack caused the aircraft to crash and be destroyed. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot WO1 Rupert A. Funderburk Jr. and crew chief SP5 Daniel P. Holtrey. A passenger, WO1 Michael N. Mausen, was also killed in the attack. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 8.21.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Warrant Officer Masuen for your skill and courage.
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POSTED ON 12.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Michael Nicholas Masuen, 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 6.13.2012
POSTED BY: Zenna Arab & Stacy Casarrubias

El Cajon Valley High School Salutes You

Michael Nicholas Masuen was born April 20, 1950 to Francis and Nellie Masuen in Spring Valley, California. He had one sister Michele Masuen who described him as a “typical guy.” He attended Monta Vista high school where he ran track. He was also very family orientated and had a high degree of respect for other people’s opinions of him. He never failed as a big brother by protecting and mentoring his little sister Michele. Throughout high school he had a lot of friends and earned a reputation as a ladies’ man. After high school, he attended Grossmont Community college in San Diego, California where he aspired to be a dentist.


After a year he was inevitably drafted into the army where he served as a helicopter pilot for two years before entering Vietnam. He served with Bravo troop, 1st squadron, 9th cavalry regiment, 1st Calvary division. He entered Vietnam in August 20, 1969 and died while trying to pick up his fellow soldiers from the battlefield, his helicopter was shot down causing his death in August 21, 1969. He is now buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California


It’s because of men like him that we are able to enjoy the freedom that many take for granted. Michael‘s sacrifice for our county will never be forgotten, and we would like to pay our deepest respects to him and his family.


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