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 4.30.2010
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF ONE OF THE HEROIC 7 CHAPLAINS LOST IN VIETNAM - CAPTAIN MICHAEL JOSEPH QUEALY



UNITED STATES ARMY



CHAPLAIN



CAPTAIN



MICHAEL JOSEPH QUEALY





who served with the





1st INFANTRY DIVISION



" THE BIG RED ONE "





was a posthumous recipient of the





SILVER STAR



PURPLE HEART



NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL







The following article appeared in TIME magazine at his death -





“ … Assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, Captain Quaely – against the advice of senior officers at field headquarters in Dau Tieng – insisted on boarding a helicopter of medics and troop reinforcements flying to the relief of the Big Red One’s 1st Battalion, under attack in War Zone C, northwest of Saigon.



Landing at the battle site, Father Quealy hurriedly gave last rites to dying soldiers from a platoon of B Company.



Just then, a Viet Cong soldier stepped out from the brush, fired at the chaplain with a machine gun.



Within moments, Quealy was dead.



From his pocket fell his diary: the last entry of which was a passage copied out from the Gospel according to Matthew:



“So how will my heavenly Father treat you unless each of you forgives his brother with all his heart.”









R E M E M B R A N C E






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POSTED ON 3.7.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin - February 4, 1968

Caption: ARMY CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS Rev. Francis L. Sampson presents a gold medal to Mrs. Michael J. Quealy Sr., to honor her son, Rev. Michael J. Queley Jr., an Army chaplain who was killed in Vietnam. Ceremony at the Marriot Motor Hotel commemorated the four chaplains who died together 25 years ago yesterday during World War II. Background painting depicts Father Queley kneeling over a dying soldier moments before he himself was killed by Viet Cong fire.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin - February 4, 1968

The first Hall of Heroes award, a new citation established by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, was presented last night. It went to Mrs. Michael J. Quealy, of New York, mother of Chaplain Michael J. Quealy Jr., the fifth of seven chaplains to die in Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2004
POSTED BY: Amber Kamischke

Thank You Michael

I want to take this time to commend you on the bravery and commitment that you portrayed through your fighting in the Vietnam War. I am posting as a part of the Gridley High School Posting Project in Gridley, IL. What you gave for this nation in irreplaceable and your efforts will never be forgotten. Thank you and God Bless. Amber Kamischke
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