Michael Robert WittLance Corporal
G CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 June 1947 - 18 August 1968
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The database page for Michael Robert Witt
I was a good friend of Mike's. We played high school football together. What a "hitter" he was! Everybody called him "Crazy" because of his "reckless abandon" on the football field! His name is never forgotten at our high school reunions ... He is still sorely missed by many.
Every Memorial Day I visit his gravesite and place a flag at his headstone. He made an impression on anybody and everybody who knew him.
I talked with a former high school friend who knew where Mike was stationed in Viet Nam, and my intention was to look him up when I ended up being injured and having to leave the country just 2 days before his demise. For that I am saddened, and think about what our last words would have been to one another. Thanks for being my friend, Mike.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallIn mid-August 1968 the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 5th Marines and the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines conducted a cordon-and-search operation in the vicinity of Chau Phong, Quang Nam Province. On 18 August Golf 2/5 engaged an enemy platoon and killed 37 North Vietnamese soldiers - but lost seven Marines in the action:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Jan 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009