MICHAEL C ZELLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL CHARLES ZELLER

WALL NAME

MICHAEL C ZELLER

PANEL / LINE

41E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

09/02/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/25/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WAMEGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pottawatomie County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL CHARLES ZELLER
POSTED ON 3.21.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Michael Zeller, Thank you for your service as a Medical Corpsman. I researched you on your 55th anniversary, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is spring and Lent. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2020
POSTED BY: Hunter Andrews

Thank You

I just wanted to say thank you for your service. As I am nearing the age at which you made the ultimate sacrifice I wanted to say thanks for everything you did and I am ever grateful for your service.


You will be remembered,
Hunter
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POSTED ON 2.15.2020

Attack on FSB Jaeger – February 25, 1968

Fire Support Base Jaeger was built in the middle of an open field in the Mekong Delta, about 40 miles southwest of Saigon. The base was a temporary home for four 155 mm howitzers (B Battery, 1st Battalion, 84th Artillery) providing security for Highway QL-4, the lifeline upon which rice was transported from the delta to Saigon and further north. Jaeger was approximately one acre in size, surrounded by coils of barbed wire and machine gun-mounted armored personnel carriers (APC’s) positioned about 25 yards apart. There were tree lines about 1000 feet to the north and west of the base. Approximately 200 Americans were on FSB Jaeger, 80 assigned to the artillery unit, and 120 with the infantry company (Company C, 5th Battalion,60th Infantry) providing security for the big guns. On February 25, 1968, at 1:45 AM, Jaeger was assaulted by the 263rd Viet Cong Battalion. The VC initiated the attack with a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG-2 and RPG-7), combined with small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire followed by a heavy ground assault. The enemy attempted to breach the perimeter on the southwest and northwest with Bangalore torpedoes and turtle mines. Artillery, Light Fire Teams (helicopter gunships), and airstrikes supported the besieged Americans at Jaeger. The VC partially penetrated the perimeter where the artillery battery was located but were driven back by a large volume of friendly fire. The enemy broke contact when U.S. reinforcements arrived. Twenty Americans were killed defending Jaeger and sixty-eight wounded. The lost U.S. personnel were SP4 Stanley O. Jackson, PFC Earl E. Parker, SP4 Joe H. Brown, CPL Ronnie L. Clark, CPL Larry A. De la Rosa, CPL Dennis E. Lane, PFC William L. Newsome, SGT Robert L. Simmons, SP4 James C. Blout, CPL Manuelito L. Herrera, PFC Leslie R. Lewis, PFC Richard B. McDaniel, CPT Daniel R. Schueren, SP4 Edward Singleton, CPL George D. Whitelaw, PFC Frederick T. Williams, CPL Maxie E Ackerman, 2LT Gordon K. Hughes, PFC Gearwin P. Tousey, CPL Richard M. Scala, PFC Michael D. Sheahan, and SP4 Michael C. Zeller. Nine of the twenty-five APC’s were destroyed and two 155mm howitzers damaged. One hundred and five of the enemy were killed. Their remain were bulldozed into a massive grave near the firebase. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Fire Support Base Jaeger” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 2.26.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2017

Always on My Mind

I remember you Mike. I was only 10 years old when you were killed. I am cousin Bill Perry. I served in the military 38 years and learned a lot about Vietnam. I thank you so much for the ultimate sacrifice. You are always on my mind.
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