MICHAEL THOMAS DECKER

Company D 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 02/09/1969

 

 

Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Jan 28, 1949
From: KIRKWOOD, NY
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Corporal
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 16, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 9, 1969
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
MISADVENTURE
Body was recovered

Panel 33W - Line 92

 

Michael Decker was wounded on January 25, 1969, by a fragment from a friendly fire M-79 grenade blast
intended for hostile forces. He was evacuated to the 71st Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku where he died on February 9, 1969.

 

 

 

 

CPL Michael T. Decker's decorations

 

Michael is also eligible to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross
from the State of New York

 

 

 

 

 

Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Kirkwood (Broome County)
Broome County
New York, USA

 

Grave monument for Michael Decker

 

Photo by Drew & Jan Myers from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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