Michael Harold FloodSpecialist Four
HHC, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
01 October 1948 - 04 April 1969
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The database page for Michael Harold Flood
Michael, you will never be forgotten by the men of Delta Company
From a fellow member of Delta Company,
A Note from The Virtual WallAs a medic, SP4 Flood was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, but he actually spent time in the field with the line companies. Mr. Farnie recalls his service with D Company, 1/506, while others recall that he was with 3rd Platoon, B Company, 1/506, when he died in an ambush while on a routine patrol outside a firebase above the Ashau Valley.
His platoon commander at the time, a LT Robinson, indicated that SP4 Flood died trying to provide medical aid to a Sergeant who was also mortally wounded in the action. Sgt J Clifford Jenkins, from E Co, 1/506th, was the only other Currahee killed in action on 4 Apr 1969. Despite the conflicting claims as to which company SP4 Flood was with when ambushed, it appears clear that his actions while attempting to save Sergeant Jenkins were judged to involve extraordinary bravery under fire and warranted award of the Silver Star, America's third highest award for valor.
Note: The casualty database incorrectly identifies SP4 Flood as an infantryman rather than a medic.
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a fellow member of Delta Company,
Bill "Frisbee" Farnie
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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