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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Melvin C. Dye Memorial

 
 
Melvin C. Dye Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
1. Melvin C. Dye Memorial
Inscription.  Melvin C. Dye, born May 22, 1947, a resident of Carleton, Michigan, served his country during the Vietnam War as an engineer with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion of the United States Army. February 19, 1968, the UH-1H Huey helicopter - on which Staff Sergeant Dye had volunteered to help rescue a Special Forces team under fire in Dak Sut, Laos - was shot down. Although several crew members escaped the burning helicopter, Melvin's fate is unknown and he remains officially listed as "Missing-in-Action" (MIA), Monroe County's only MIA. With the memorial we honor his memory, grieve for his family and hold out hope for an eventual full accounting of our brother-in-arms.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 41° 55.5′ N, 83° 22.033′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Memorial is on N. Dixie Highway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M29 81mm Mortar (a few steps from this marker); "Sky Pilot" (a few steps from
Melvin C. Dye Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
2. Melvin C. Dye Memorial
this marker); Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA Chained Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidden Casualities of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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