Michael Joseph CrescenzCorporal
3RD PLT, A CO, 4TH BN, 31ST INF RGT, 196 INF BDE
Army of the United States
14 January 1949 - 20 November 1968
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The database page for Michael Joseph Crescenz
The following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.
This article is taken from The Philadelphia Inquirer of November 26, 1968:
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
I was there when Michael died. No one person in my life has affected me as has Michael. The bullet that got Michael was mine. Not a day that goes by that my thoughts and prayers are not with you, Michael. Thanks for the long life that I have been able to have.
From the medic who was with him when he died,
07 Jul 2008
Michael, my comrade, on May 12, 2008 I finally got to honor you properly by attending your funeral service in Arlington Cemetery. I was able to connect with your brothers and bring my family to attend this service after almost 40 years. Thank you, brother, for letting me honor you after all these years. Michael, my thoughts are always with you. God bless.
William H. "Doc" Stafford
US Army (Ret)
3rd Platoon, A Company 4/31, 196th LIB
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. I witnessed a ceremony today ... Mike's family had his body removed from his resting place in Pennsylvania to be reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery May 12. Accompanied by the Patriot Guard and Philadelphia police units. A very touching and emotional ceremony. Rest In Peace.
A 1966 Cardinal Dougherty classmate and USMC veteran
A Note from The Virtual WallThree men from Alpha 4/31 are known to have died in this action:
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a native Philadelphian and Vietnam veteran,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Nov 2002
Last updated 07/26/2008