MICHAEL F WOLF
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL FERDINAND WOLF

WALL NAME

MICHAEL F WOLF

PANEL / LINE

26E/54

DATE OF BIRTH

06/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BEULAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mercer County

STATE

ND

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL FERDINAND WOLF
POSTED ON 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: Terry Lutz

To a great friend and honored Marine

It was a sad day that I heard of your death Mike. I was just beginning my tour when you were killed. It still brings tears to my eye when I think about you, which is often. You are surely missed Mike. Thank you for your service. Your friend and fellow Marine, Terry Lutz
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POSTED ON 6.26.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace LCPL. Wolf, I salute your brave soul. Semper Fidelis!
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POSTED ON 9.23.2019

Final Mission of LCPL Michael F. Wolf

On September 10, 1967, during the last days of Operation Swift, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, were conducting a patrol north of Hill 43 in the Que Son Valley in Quang Tin Province, RVN. They searched a small village and found it empty except for a few women and children. They noted, however, that the village contained fortified bunkers, interlocking trenches, and barbed wire. The Company moved on and established a defensive position on a hill at about 2:00 PM. The Company Commander sent out 3rd Platoon on a security patrol in a one-mile radius around the hill. As they left, heavy rain began falling. The patrol route brought them back near the village around 2:30 PM where they began crossing the rice paddies surrounding it. Unbeknownst to them, a reinforced North Vietnamese Army company had slipped into the defensive positions there. The waited until the lead squad of the patrol was about to enter the village when they opened fire with sudden, intense, automatic weapons fire, including .50 caliber machine guns, virtually wiping out the lead Marine squad. The platoon was leaderless shortly after when 2LT Allan J. Herman died trying to rescue a wounded Marine in the rice paddy. The gunfire could be heard from the hilltop, and the Company, unable to raise the 3rd Platoon by radio, raced towards the village. Second Platoon was put behind the village to block escaping enemy, and mortar and artillery fire was poured on the NVA position. Another Company arrived to assist H Company, and airstrikes with 250lb. bombs were dropped. After two A-4 aircraft dropped tear gas, the Marines overran the village. Forty dead NVA were found, many others buried in the collapsed bunkers. Nine Marines died, six in the rice paddies just in front of the enemy. They were found with their M16 rifles broken down in an attempt to clear jammed cartridges in the chambers. They all had powder-burned bullet holes in their heads where the enemy had moved in and killed them execution-style. The lost Marines included LCPL Leo C. Aukland, LCPL James P. Braswell Jr., LCPL Charles W. Horvath, CPL Stephen L. Irvin, LCPL Kenneth C. Johnson, PFC Martin A. Rosales, SGT William B. Stutes, and LCPL Michael F. Wolf. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. Marines in Vietnam: Fighting the North Vietnamese 1967” by Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming]
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POSTED ON 5.25.2019
POSTED BY: Don Ondrasek

To the Michael Wolf Family

I never knew you Michael but I knew your brothers, sisters, father and mother. Each Memorial Day I remember reading the news in the Beulah paper as a child (I was about 10 years old). You gave your life in service of freedom and America. Thank you
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POSTED ON 5.22.2015

Rest in peace

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered as a hero.
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