Michael Wayne RamseySpecialist Four
A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
29 January 1946 - 22 May 1967
Port Chicago, California
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The database page for Michael Wayne Ramsey
"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
4TH INFANTRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96262
12 July 1967GENERAL ORDERS
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR HEROISM
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously:
RAMSEY, MICHAEL W. US56403353 SPECIALIST 4 E-4 United States Army
Awarded: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device
Date Action: 22 May 1967
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.
On 22 May 1967 Specialist Four Ramsey distinguished himself while serving as an infantryman in Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, which was sharing a battalion size camp near the Cambodian border with two other companies. During the night the area came under a heavy mortar attack. Two men in Specialist Four Ramsey's company who were positioning Claymore antipersonnel mines forward of the perimeter were seriously wounded when one of the rounds fell near them. With disregard for his own safety, Specialist Four Ramsey left the protection of his foxhole to go to the aid of his fallen comrades. Though exposed to heavy small arms fire and the fragmentation of exploding mortar shells, he crawled forward and dragged the more seriously wounded man back to the foxhole. Once more he risked his life as he moved out to save the other man. As he reached the man a mortar round landed in their position which was instantly fatal to both of them. Specialist Four Ramsey's intrepid actions saved the life of one man. His ultimate sacrifice as he tried to save another is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
OFFICIAL:JUDSON F. MILLER
H. A. Williams
Thank you so much for what you gave. No words can express what is felt by so many. You will be remembered always.
Anyone feel free to contact me who knew this brave man. I would like to hear from someone who knew him. Especially any of his family members. I've been searching for quite some time.
From a proud and grateful friend from home,
Thank you for who you were and who you are, in our hearts.
From his cousin,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe three Companies laagered together on 22 May 1967 were "A", "B", and "C" Companies, 1/8th Infantry. SP4 Ramsey was the last of 48 Americans who died as a result of the fighting around Plei Doc on 18-24 May 1967.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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