MICHAEL C QUINN
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL COURTNEY QUINN

WALL NAME

MICHAEL C QUINN

PANEL / LINE

20E/98

DATE OF BIRTH

04/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SN

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LEFT FOR MICHAEL COURTNEY QUINN
POSTED ON 7.6.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear SN Michael Quinn, Thank you for your service as a Seaman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Independence Day week. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.26.2019
POSTED BY: Charles w Stepp

Remembering

I have thought about Mike many times over the past years. I will forever remember my last conversation with Him, He wanted to borrow some money from me to purchase a new lens for his camera. Kidding I told him I was not about to loan him the money as he was apt to get himself killed that night on patrol and I would be out 50 dollars. Needless to say I admitted that I was kidding and would loan him the money but he became so upset with me he would not accept my money. Mike was originally with me on Pbr 109 but had issues with our boat captain, I arranged his transfer with another boat and regrettably he was killed a couple weeks later, but Carl Stanley lived, chance and circumstance.
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POSTED ON 3.5.2018

Final Mission of SN Michael C. Quinn

On May 24, 1967, a river patrol composed of two PBR’s (river patrol boats) from River Division 53, Task Force 116, was being conducted on the Ham Luong River in Kien Hoa Province, RVN. When approximately six miles from Ben Tre, the boats, PBR 101 and PBR 106, received intense enemy fire from the north bank of the river. Automatic weapons fire was unleashed from several Viet Cong positions along the bank. The leading boat, PBR 101, returned the fire and was almost immediately hit forward by a round of 57mm recoilless rifle fire. The round killed the patrol officer, LT Charles D. Witt, and the forward gunner, ENFN Terry F. Leazer, and the boat captain, ETR2 Roy L. Castleberry. Moments later, machine gun fire killed the midships gunner, SN Michael C. Quinn, as the PBR veered toward the bank out of control. The PBR’s sole survivor, SN Michael J. Devlin, was wounded but managed to bring the stricken boat under control and turn clear of the range of fire. PBR 106 covered 101’s withdrawal and launched a high-speed run against the enemy positions. During the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, a 57mm round struck the boats vertical armor, killing a Vietnamese National Maritime Policeman, and seriously wounding the boat captain and after gunner. In addition, the round’s impact disabled the boat’s port engine. The PBR continued the engagement, weaving and delivering a high volume of fire at the stretch of enemy sites until the PBR’s supply of ammunition was nearly exhausted. Shortly thereafter, a PBR patrol from an adjacent area rendezvoused with PBR’s 101 and 106 and escorted them to Ben Tre. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 1.22.2016
POSTED BY: Tom Burgdorf

Bronze Star with V for Valor

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star (Posthumously) to QUINN, Michael C., Seaman, USN, posthumously, for heroism while serving as a machine gunner aboard river patrol boat in support of on Army platoon in the Republic of Vietnam on 28 Mar 1967. When the platoon required medical evacuation for two wounded personnel, Seaman Quinn, without regard far his personal safety, leaped off the bow of his craft and ran up the riverbank to help take the Infantryman to the boot. During this entire period has subjected to heavy Viet Cong fire. The combat distinguishing device Is authorized.

General Orders: All Hands (November 1968)
Action Date: March 28, 1967
Service: Navy
Rank: Seamna
Regiment: River Patrol Section 531, PBR-101/6101
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POSTED ON 5.24.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SN Michael Courtney Quinn, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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