Michael Warren WebsterStaff Sergeant
C TRP, 3RD SQDN, 4TH CAVALRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
30 August 1944 - 06 February 1968
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My father, SSG Michael W. Webster served with the 2nd Plt, C Troop, 3/4 Cav, 25 Infantry Division, from October 1967 until his death on 6 February 1968. He was a career soldier, and loved the Army. I was too young to have known him, but through many veterans who served with him I hope to learn more about him. On the 31st of January 1968, he was wounded and could have been evacuated, but he chose to stay in the fight. I have a great respect and admiration for the tremendous courage that all of C Troop showed in those days of Tet and afterwards.
From 1985 - 1989 I was an Army Medic and X-ray Tech, I have always felt pride in the statement, "To conserve the fighting strength." As a Medic I felt a tremendous loyalty to my fellow soldiers, I know my father felt the same. As of 2000 I serve again as a NCO, I was born into the Army and this will always be home, Hooah!!!
Michael W. Webster Jr
Mickey was always nice to me in Junior High School and French High School in Beaumont, Texas.
From a high school friend,
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On the first day of the Tet Offensive of 1968 a mixed Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army battalion captured the village of Hoc Mon while enroute to join the attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base. Elements of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, were tasked with kicking the VC/NVA out of the village. When the 27th Infantry found themselves grossly outnumbered, elements of B and C Troops, 3/4 Cavalry, were committed to provide armored support for the infantrymen.
The fighting in and around Hoc Mon continued until 12 Feb 1968, when air strikes and continued ground pressure finally destroyed the last remnants of organized VC/NVA resistance. American losses were heavy - 29 dead from the 27th Infantry, 14 from the 3/4 Cav, and a total of 177 wounded - but the VC/NVA left 623 dead on the field of battle.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Aug 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009