John Michael Tiffany
Private First Class
L CO, 3RD BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
08 July 1949 - 05 May 1968
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The database page for John Michael Tiffany
29 Apr 2006
I remember Mike from my senior year in high school at Noble, Oklahoma. He was friends with my brother, Rodger. Both complimented each other, as both were quiet and shy. I never knew Mike that well, but I wish I had. Thank you, Mike, for your service to this great country. You are missed.
Glenda Coons Findley
A Note from The Virtual Wall
The 3rd Bn, 27th Marines Command Chronology contains the following entry for 05 May 1968:
"FROM SIERRA FOXTROT LIMA TO SIERRA FOXTROT: SPOT Report
The five Marines killed in the attack were
A. Lima-2 [2nd Plt, Lima 3/27]
B. 050230H [time of event 2:30 AM 05 May]
C. 053698 [location in UTM coordinates]
D. Lima 2 was assisting 3/51 [3rd Bn, 51st ARVN Infantry] in defense of their Command Post when enemy attack occurred. Heaviest attack occurred on southern portion of perimeter where Marines manned positions. Enemy fired rockets, 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, small arms. An ambush conducted west of ARVN CP was mortared also.
E. Attack was repelled by Marines, arty, small arms, M-79, and LAAWs. Ambush which was mortared received no small arms and was able to hold their own until relief force reached them at first light. ARVN policed battlefield in front of Marine positions and confiscated all captured enemy personnel and weapons.
F. Friendly KIA: 5 USMC. 1 ARVN.
G. Friendly WIA: 2 USMC. 1 US Army. 7 ARVN.
J. Enemy KIA: 20
K. Enemy POW: 1 NVA Warrant Officer"
- Cpl Paul R. Evans, Iron City, GA
- Pfc Rodney W. Melton, Wyomissing, PA
- Pfc Louis H. Nelson, Harlowton, MT
- Pfc Wallace W. Shane, Baden, PA
- Pfc John M. Tiffany, Norman, OK
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009