Michael Patrick Halpin

Private First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
28 February 1946 - 19 January 1968
Nutley, New Jersey
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25 INF DIV 5TH INF RGT
Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Michael P Halpin

The database page for Michael Patrick Halpin

Michael P Halpin
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Richard Merriman

Michael Patrick Halpin, we called him Hippie! He was our Santa, he made us smile, he brought us joy, Christmas Day, 1967, and he left us in tears on January 19, 1968!! Hippie's presence is with us today, he will never be forgotten!!

- Roger Smith -
1st Plt, Bravo Company 1/5 INF (Mech) 1967-68

REMEMBERED

by his comrades in the
5th Inf Rgt

5th Infantry - the Bobcats

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 19 Jan 1968 elements of B Company, 1/5th Infantry, were escorting a convoy through the Ben Cui Rubber Plantation when an APC was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Two men died in the explosion; the third was shot to death while trying to pull the wounded driver from the APC. The three men killed in the incident were
  • PFC Charles E. Davis, Galt, CA
  • PFC Michael P. Halpin, Nutley, NJ (Silver Star)
  • PFC Jack J. Kupferer, Terre Haute, IN (Silver Star)

REMEMBERED

by their comrades in the
5th Inf Rgt

5th Infantry - the Bobcats


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Bobcat,
Randy Kethcart
randy@bobcat.ws 
29 Jan 2003



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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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