HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL CORNELIUS WHALEN

WALL NAME

MICHAEL C WHALEN

PANEL / LINE

31W/98

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

LEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Berkshire County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL CORNELIUS WHALEN
POSTED ON 5.7.2017
POSTED BY: William M Wilkinson

Always remember your actions

I was in the same platoon for 4 months and served in the field with Michael. I always remember how you cared for new members and your willingness to take risks for others. Michael walked point day after day. Never forget you.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2016
POSTED BY: Linda Boynton

A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND

What started as a schoolgirl crush became a very special friendship. We met in Junior High when we had dance classes in the auditorium. You went to St Mary's at the time.
I had moved to Florida when my Mom notified me that you had given your life for our country. I cried for hours.
I visited the Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall when it came to Florida.
You were avtruly good man. I remember spending long times talking, sometimes in the Dresser Hull truck in my driveway. The world lost a gem. You loved kids and would have made a wonderful daddy.
Love you, Mike.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2014
POSTED BY: michele

A NOT FORGOTTEN FRIEND

I met Michael at Camp Garfield in Lee- we were both working
There probably around 1959. I was about 16. I believe I gave him my baby ring as a promise to return the next summer which I did. I saw him probably 4 yrs later when he came to N.Y. I knew at that time that he was going to war. I will never forget his saying "just the good die young" as an assurance that he would be safe. I was recently in Lee and saw the Memorial in the park, I did know that he did not come back.
It truly broke my heart to know that my dear friend sacrificed his life.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SP4 Michael Cornelius Whalen, sir,

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

Curt Carter

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POSTED ON 8.22.2012
POSTED BY: Tom Harris

Micheal

We served together in Vietnam, spent many nights and days together in the field, you took care of me when I had jungle rot and died as you lived helping others. Even after all these years, I think of you often

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