MICHAEL B ALVAREZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 51E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL BYRON ALVAREZ

WALL NAME

MICHAEL B ALVAREZ

PANEL / LINE

51E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

02/20/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MADERA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Madera County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL BYRON ALVAREZ
POSTED ON 3.23.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Michael Byron Alvarez, Served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade. 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.28.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC ALVAREZ,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED GRUNT.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.18.2016

Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

On April 21, 1968, members of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division were deployed in a night position on the north bank of the Song Be River, about 7 miles southeast of Phuoc Vinh Air Field. A friendly howitzer battery in the vicinity was providing fire support for the paratroopers. Four 155mm rounds, however, fell short of their objective and struck the American’s position. Six paratroopers were killed in the incident, and at least 19 were wounded. The American losses included PFC Michael B. Alvarez, PFC Ronald D. Griffin, PFC Robert L. Johnson, SP5 Kenneth E. Kotyluk, SP4 Felix Vazquez, and SP4 Walter R. Winder. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 10.19.2014
POSTED BY: Linda Clifton Anderson

To Mike, you'll never be forgotten

Michael was 19 years old. He was best friends with my brother-in-law and my husband and had just married a couple of weeks before being sent to Vietnam. I remember all of us sitting in our livingroom the Sunday before Mike left. We all kidded around and joked about when he would come home. Even though Mike was scared he didn't dodge the draft and 6 weeks later he was killed in action. Mike was so young, had a great personality and a wife waiting for him.

My husband and his 3 brothers are gone now too, but Mike was the first. He never had a chance to live. He willingly gave his life for our country in an unpopular war.
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