Michael NemethPrivate First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 12TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
14 November 1944 - 11 February 1968
South Amboy, New Jersey
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The database page for Michael Nemeth
The sun rose on November 14, 1944 and set on February 11, 1968 when our Lord called Mike home. In wondering how and why the loss of Mike could have happened, we must focus on knowledge that everything happens for a reason. The loss of Mike, as tragic as it was/is is all part of God's perfect plan. We must have faith and know in our heart of hearts that Mike's death was not in vain and we will one day know the answer and it will make perfect sense.
On a personal note, Mike's death has taught me a lot. To have known Michael was/is to love him. His attributes, among many, include compassion, understanding and a forgiving nature. One could not help but feel comfortable in his presence. To say he epitomized what a man should be is clearly an understatement. I am blessed to have had the privilege of marrying Mike and being loved by him. I look forward with great expectation to the day we'll be together again.
From Michael's wife,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 4th Infantry Division's Operational Report for Feb-Apr 1968 includes the following regarding C Company, 1/12 Infantry, on 10 and 11 Fenruary:
"10 February: At AR829956 Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry made contact with an unknown size enemy force, 4 US WIA, 1 US MIA.
The two men "missing in action" were found to have been killed by enemy fire:
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial database contains the following entry for Michael Nemeth:
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial has a separate panel for each calendar day of the year. The panel for 11 February is inscribed with the names of PFC Nemeth and PFC Pierce, as well as six others:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Jun 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009