MICHAEL J WYMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 41 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JAMES WYMAN

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J WYMAN

PANEL / LINE

32W/41

DATE OF BIRTH

08/26/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/15/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BUCKNER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JAMES WYMAN
POSTED ON 10.11.2019
POSTED BY: austin phelps

From the Family

You would be my great uncle. I just want to say thank you. You were a courageous man. One day I will be the same.. Love you
-Austin Michael Phelps
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POSTED ON 12.2.2018

Always remembered

For the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you dear cousin you are missed
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POSTED ON 11.30.2018
POSTED BY: Jerry Deon Owens

My good friend in Buckner

Mike and I were good friends and used to slap box for fun and hitch hike rides to Benton back in the day. He was a great guy and lots of fun and had a hand grip like a vice. I served in Vietnam soon after Mike and enlisted a week after his death and he was my influence to do so. God bless you my friend and see you again in heaven some day. J D Owens
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POSTED ON 7.11.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of PFC Michael J. Wyman

Final Mission of PFC Michael J. Wyman
On the morning of February 14, 1969, D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, was conducting a company-sized patrol in along the Thu Bon River, 2 miles northeast of Liberty Bridge in Quang Nam Province, RVN. During the operation, the point element took the command post of a North Vietnamese Army company by surprise. One enemy soldier was killed and the others hastily retreated to the security of fortified positions under cover of protective fire from a bunker emplacement fifteen meters to the Marines' front. Machine gunner PFC Michael J. Wyman was wounded in the hip while maneuvering to the point of heaviest combat. PFC Wyman continued to advance through the intense hostile fire to aid his fellow Marines. When he was within five meters of the enemy bunker, he received an injury to his other hip which knocked him to the ground and jarred his weapon loose from his hands. Ignoring his wounds, he attempted to reach his weapon and, unable to do so, calmly directed the accurate fire of his comrades. Subsequently, he was medically evacuated and succumbed to his wounds. Three other Marines were killed during the engagement: LCPL Lawrence C. Looby, PFC Billy D. Roberts, and 2LT James P. Witt. Despite their losses, D Company was able to overrun the North Vietnamese position and kill three enemy soldiers. For his part in the battle, PFC Wyman was awarded the Silver Star Medal for bravery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and PFC Wyman’s Silver Star Medal citation]
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POSTED ON 5.14.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Michael James Wyman
DATE OF BIRTH: 26-Aug-50
HOME OF RECORD:
Buckner, Illinois

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Michael James Wyman (MCSN: 2404772), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a machine gunner with Company D, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 14 February 1969, during a company-sized patrol in Quang Nam Province, the point element took the command post of a North Vietnamese Army company by surprise. One enemy soldier was killed and the others hastily retreated to the security of fortified positions under cover of protective fire from a bunker emplacement fifteen meters to the Marines' front. Wounded in the hip after he left his relatively secure rear position to maneuver to the point of heaviest combat, Lance Corporal Wyman resolutely continued to advance through the intense hostile fire to aid his fellow Marines. When he was within five meters of the enemy bunker, he received an injury to his other hip which knocked him to the ground and jarred his weapon loose from his hand. Ignoring his wounds, he attempted to reach his weapon and, unable to do so, calmly directed the accurate fire of his comrades. Subsequently, he was medically evacuated and succumbed to his wounds. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in his units killing 3 hostile soldiers while overrunning the North Vietnamese position. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal duty, Lance Corporal Wyman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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