Michael Mallory MontgomeryCorporal
A BTRY, 1ST BN, 77TH ARTY RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
17 June 1948 - 05 May 1968
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The database page for Michael Mallory Montgomery
Michael was my cousin and I never knew him ... growing up miles apart, we never had the opportunity to become acquainted. Recently I was talking to his father, Mallory Montgomery, and he mentioned Michael's death in Viet Nam. I did a little research and couldn't find him listed with a memorial and as a living Vietnam Vet could not let that stand. Here is what I know.
On 5 May 1968 Landing Zone (LZ) Peanuts, located west of Khe Sanh in Quang Tri province, was attacked by a North Vietnamese Regular Sapper Battalion. Vastly out-numbered, the battle grew intense and in some cases got down to hand to hand combat. The NVA Regulars were supported by heavy mortar, rocket and artillery fire which took its toll of American lives. One was CPL Michael M. Montgomery. Eleven brave men gave their all for their country that day.
Jimmy D. Montgomery
A Note from The Virtual WallLanding Zone Peanuts was located near Lang Vei, west of Khe Sanh, in what had to be called "Indian Country". In early May 1968 North Vietnamese Army regulars attacked the fire base at LZ Peanuts. Eleven men died in the fighting on 05 May 1968:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009