Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Don Leslie Michael
Place and Date: Republic of Vietnam, 8 April, 1967.
Entered service at: Montgomery, Ala. Born: 31 July 1947, Florence, Ala.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. SP4C. Michael, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving with Company C. SP4C. Michael was part of a platoon, which was moving through an area of suspected enemy activity. While the rest of the platoon stopped to provide security, the squad to which SP4C. Michael was assigned moved forward to investigate signs of recent enemy activity. After moving approximately 125 meters, the squad encountered a single Viet Cong soldier. When he was fired upon by the squad’s machine gunner, other Viet Cong opened fire with automatic weapons from a well-concealed bunker to the squad’s right front. The volume of enemy fire was so withering as to pin down the entire squad and halt all forward movement. Realizing the gravity of the situation SP4C. Michael exposed himself to throw 2 grenades, but failed to eliminate the enemy position. From his position on the left flank, SP4C. Michael maneuvered
United States Army
Medal of Honor
July 31, 1947 ~ April 8, 1967
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is located west of the Veterans Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Gooney Bird” Propeller (a few steps from this marker); W.W. II Anchor (a few steps from this marker); The Hawk Missile (a few steps from this marker); 75mm Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Honest John” Rocket (within shouting distance of this marker); Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); 16” Projectile (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cobra Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Don Leslie Michael Marker.
Also see . . . The Viet Nam Memorial - Washington DC. Don L. Michael page on the Memorial Website. (Submitted on September 17, 2010.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
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