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 2.24.2014
POSTED BY: Eugene Tuttle

He provided great spiritual comfort to us young Big Red One soldiers.

My battalion was near Father Quealy's the day he was killed in Tay Ninh province on Nov. 8, 1966. The terrible news reached me the next day, He had heard my confession in Lai Khe about a month earlier. Young men dying was bad enough, but it seemed like a sacrilege for a priest to be killed while providing comfort to the wounded and dying.
I had met him months earlier on my first full day in the field, when before boarding our tanks and APCs, to be sent out as "bait" until reinforcements could rescue us, Chaplain Quealy invited the Catholics among us to join him. He told us that reconnaissance had just confirmed the VC were dug in and waiting for us in the bush. He then draped his stole over his shoulders, reminded us that an Act of Contrition could substitute for confession when one was in immediate danger of death. It was an unforgettably dramatic moment, and the chaplain was an unforgettably kind man. I regret just learning of this opportunity now to pay long overdue homage to him. God bless his soul!
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POSTED ON 1.3.2014
POSTED BY: John Lavelle

Fr. Michael Quealy

Theresa Quealy, her sister was my wife. I met her in 1970 before Fr. Michael was killed in Viet Nam. She loved him very much. Every time she spoke of him she cried. My wife, Theresa died in 1984 and myself and her four children will always remember Fr. Michael.
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Michael Joseph Quealy, 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 9.1.2013
POSTED BY: James Coker

St. Pius X School, Mobile, Al. And Father Mike

I was 9 in 1966, but I think I remember "Fr. Mike" at my Parish in Mobile. He would throw a football with the children at recess; and would be invited to my home for dinner. God bless him for his selfless sacrifice.
Jim Coker
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POSTED ON 3.13.2013
POSTED BY: Michelle McHugh

My Uncle

Thank You for all the memories and photos posted. Father Mike was my Uncle, killed the year before I was born. I grew up hearing stories about him and what a wonderful man he was. He was my mothers brother, but my dad considered him a brother as well.

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