MICHAEL J QUEALY
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JOSEPH QUEALY

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J QUEALY

PANEL / LINE

12E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

09/11/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/08/1966

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH QUEALY
POSTED ON 11.7.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Captain Michael J Quealy was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his exemplary courage under fire. He served as a Chaplain and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
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POSTED ON 9.28.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CPT Michael J. Quealy

CPT Michael J. Quealy was a Catholic Chaplain attached to Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Quealy was with 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, during the Battle of Ap Cha Do, one of several engagements during Operation Attleboro, a search and destroy operation near Tay Ninh City in Tay Ninh Province, RVN. The operation was spearheaded by the 196th Light Infantry Brigade with the objective to find North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong base areas and force them to fight. During the battle, Quealy was reportedly administering last rites to a GI when he was fatally hit in the chest and abdomen by Viet Cong small arms fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and “Catholic Chaplain Killed in Vietnam.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, November 13, 1966]
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POSTED ON 2.8.2017
POSTED BY: Robert Kraft

God Bless you and thank you for your service

I served mass for Father Mike at Fort Ord's 8th Street Chapel while my mom played the organ and sang. I remember Father Mike as a soft spoken and gentle man. The priest Father Mike replaced was Father Don Hastings. He left Fort Ord for Vietnam as well.

At the time we all were counting the days until our dad's were deployed to Vietnam. I know that Father Mike volunteered for this duty and wasn't at Fort Ord very long. The news of his death came as a great blow. It was softened by the fact he was saving souls to the very end.

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POSTED ON 11.8.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Thank You

Thank you Captain Quealy for your devotion and exemplary courage under fire.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2015
POSTED BY: Steve Watts

Peace be with you

Father Mike was the priest at Fort Ord, California. My brother and I served as his alter boys every Sunday. On occasion we would be hanging out at the chapel while Father Mike would be practicing his Sunday sermon to an 'empty' chapel. Upon leaving Fort Ord he deployed to Vietnam. He lost his life giving administering spiritual life to another, he would have had it no other way. Peace be with you Father Mike!
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