Charles Michael McKinneyPrivate First Class
FOX CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
28 October 1947 - 08 April 1967
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The database page for Charles Michael McKinney
Mike, known as "Mac" to his fellow Marines, was one of my best friends growing up. He was an adventurer and left high school just short of graduation to become a Marine. He wrote from Vietnam that he felt it to be his duty to serve, but cautioned me against volunteering when I told him I was considering it. His letters spoke of how hard it was to kill, of how it felt to carry back a dead fellow Marine, how difficult daily life was, and how much he was going to enjoy himself when he came home.
A Note from The Virtual WallEight men from Fox Company, 2/4 Marines, were killed in action on 08 April 1967:
"Private First Class Popp's squad was conducting a squad-size patrol against the Viet Cong forces in Quang Nam Province. While moving along a trail in search of the enemy, the squad was suddenly taken under a murderous volume of small-arms, hand grenade and 40 millimeter grenade fire. The heavy volume of fire rained in from three sides, ..."
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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
Last updated 08/10/2009