MICHAEL G ROMANCHUK
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL GEORGE ROMANCHUK

WALL NAME

MICHAEL G ROMANCHUK

PANEL / LINE

13E/81

DATE OF BIRTH

10/18/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HELLERTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Northampton County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL GEORGE ROMANCHUK
POSTED ON 10.16.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from those who knew you are touching and reflect their admiration and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 9.10.2023
POSTED BY: CLAUDE WILSON JR

A Friend forever remembered

Mike and I were thick as thieves at Electronics School. We spent time at his Aunt's (I believe), & went to Disneyland together. Mike ended up in Radio OP School & I went on & finished Tech School. I was assigned to 1st Shore Party Bn in June 66, & found out Mike was just up the road from me. We had planned to get together, Mike was killed 2 days before that planned meeting. He has been in my heart & memory ever since
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POSTED ON 10.9.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Michael Romanchuk, Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. Your 73rd birthday just passed, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Columbus Day Weekend. Time moves 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 5.3.2021
POSTED BY: Donald Hunt

Gone But Not Forgatten

It's been a lot of years,but I've never forgotten our youth together. RIP Mike, A really pointless and shameful loss.
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POSTED ON 8.7.2020

Final Mission of LCPL Michael G. Romanchuk

The M50 Ontos was a U.S. light armored tracked anti-tank vehicle developed in the 1950s. During the Vietnam War, the Ontos was widely used by the U.S. Marines for direct fire support for infantry in combat. Its light armor was effective against small arms but vulnerable to mines and rocket-propelled grenades. On December 22, 1966, an Ontos (A-34) from 1st Platoon, A Company, 1st Antitank Battalion, 1st Marine Division was on a reconnaissance patrol three miles southwest of Dien Ban, Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it ran over a pressure-type mine estimated at 100-140 pounds of explosives. The blast killed one Marine, LCPL Victor Tarasuk, wounded three others, and destroyed the vehicle. The wounded were evacuated by helicopter. One of those, radioman LCPL Michael G. Romanchuk, succumbed three days later at Naval Support Activity Station Hospital in Da Nang. Another of the injured, SSGT James S. Pandavela, was paralyzed from the mid-waist down after being blown off the top of the vehicle. Despite his physical handicap, Pandavela became a blackbelt in judo and taught the art of self-defense to other individuals in wheelchairs at Long Beach Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, CA. He died in January 2000 at the age of 62. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, Command Chronology, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, December 1966, and “Disabled PC Students Continuing Active Lives.” Blade-Tribune (Oceanside, CA), December 16, 1975]
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