RICHARD M AMICK
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

RICHARD MICHAEL AMICK

WALL NAME

RICHARD M AMICK

PANEL / LINE

25W/59

DATE OF BIRTH

07/19/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NASHVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Davidson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD MICHAEL AMICK
POSTED ON 4.3.2020
POSTED BY: Rick Herbert

knew you well but short...

This is Rick Herbert. You took my place in E Co. 5/46 in Vietnam. We overlapped for a time, enough to get to know what a great guy you were. I left in November, 1968. After I came home to Michigan I was going to college and during a spring break I traveled to Nashville on my way to New Orleans. I stopped at the address you had given me at 202 25th St. N. Nashville, TN trying to find you only to be met at the door with your wife holding a child. She told me you had not made it home. I was devastated and could tell she did not want to talk. I left and have visited your name at the wall every five years when I travel there. You were an American Hero.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2019
POSTED BY: LEONARD LEWIS

ANTIOCH TRACK TEAM MEMBERS

WE ALL SPEAK OF YOU OFTEN , AND REMEMBER THOSE FUN TIMES AT OLD ANTIOCH HIGH SCHOOL! THE MILE RELAY TEAM SALUTES YOU BROTHER!
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POSTED ON 8.17.2018

Attack on LZ Gator – May 12, 1969

LZ Gator was a forward firebase south of Chu Lai on Highway One in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. LZ Gator was home to 700 or 800 American soldiers, mostly grunts, including the Fifth Battalion of the 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade. There was a tar helipad, a mess hall, a medical station, mortar and artillery emplacements, two volleyball courts, numerous barracks and offices and supply depots and machine shops and entertainment clubs. By day, the soldiers would fill sandbags or pull bunker guard duty. At night, the different units took turns providing perimeter security. After midnight on May 12, 1969, LZ Gator received between 75-100 rounds of enemy 82mm mortar mixed with RPG rocket fire followed by an attack by an unknown size sapper force. The enemy was able to penetrate the perimeter under the cover of the mortar fire. Once inside the base, they found and targeted the sleeping quarters of the base's commanding officer, which they blew up with a satchel charge. The officer, LTC Alfred Barnes, and two guards, SP4 Richard M. Amick and SP4 Charles E. Wilson Jr., were killed in the blast. Two other soldiers on the bunker line, SP4 Thomas W. Cummins and CPL Richard D. Shannon Jr., were also killed in the assault. Contact was broken at 4:35 AM. Total U.S. losses were five killed and nine wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, nytimes.com, and information provided by Gilbert Smith at honorstates.org]
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POSTED ON 7.19.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Richard Michael Amick, Served with the Headquarters and Headquarter Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2018

Michael Amick

If anyone knew my uncle Michael Amick in Vietnam, please email me
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