MICHAEL H PAINTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL HARRIS PAINTER

WALL NAME

MICHAEL H PAINTER

PANEL / LINE

20W/115

DATE OF BIRTH

02/28/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MOSCOW

COUNTY OF RECORD

Latah County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

COAST GUARD

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL HARRIS PAINTER
POSTED ON 2.22.2010
POSTED BY: David C. Nelson

A follow-up from a fellow Coastie

Michael, I know I promised to keep searching for your son, but a dear friend, a Master Gunny Sgt, USMC (retired), convinced me that it was best not to. Because your son has done you so proud by making the CG a career and achieving CPO rank, he has access to much better resources than I (now a civilian). So my "two cents" would be of little use to him and no help in giving him the peace he deserves after so many years.



Well, March approacheth and I WILL go to the wall to take an impression of your name as a keepsake and reminder of what you gave up for us all. I still remember that awful day as if it were yesterday.



God bless you, friend.

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POSTED ON 2.5.2010
POSTED BY: David C. Nelson

I was in your squadron when we lost you

Dear Michael,

I was a GM2 on a sister Cutter (USCGC Pt Lomas)on patrol when we got the terrible news about you and LTJG Kirkpatrick. Your son has been searching for information about that tragedy and I have been trying to find him to tell him what I know. I sent him an e-mail but was 7 years too late. The trail is getting warmer and I won't give up. My orientation patrol was on the Pt. Arden so I knew and liked Mr. K. but you and I never met, but you were a fellow "Coastie" and we all felt the loss and all remember your name. I will be visiting DC in March 2010 and will pay you my respects at the "wall." You are not forgotten, friend.

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POSTED ON 5.17.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Mate

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Michael Harris Painter, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Sailor, for a job well done!

FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 5.2.2000
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

ONE OF THE ONLY SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE VIETNAM WAR WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

EN 1 (E6)

MICHAEL HARRIS PAINTER


PATROL BOAT CREWMAN


UNITED STATES COAST GUARD


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WHO DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED


WHEN AN 81mm MORTAR / 50 calibre


MAIN WEAPON EXPLODED DUE TO A

LOADING ACCIDENT ON 8 AUGUST 1969





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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MICHAEL HARRIS PAINTER



WAS ONE OF THE ONLY


SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE



UNITED STATES COAST GUARD



WHO LOST THEIR LIVES


IN THE VIETNAM WAR



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