JOHN  O'DONNELL MARINE VETERAN HONORING THIS YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S.
Jun 2, 2014
Emily  Davis Thank you for your service. As part of my 8th grade project I chose you because you were my grandmother's friend and I wanted to do you in her honor. May 28, 2013
Julia  SanClemente Thank You Hi,
My school and I went to DC last week for our 8th grade educational field trip. When we went to the memorial I wanted to look around and scratch soldiers names. So I asked my teacher, Nicole Olsen if she wanted to come with me. Then she told me that one of her relatives were on the wall. Then, me and her went to his panel. I am so happy that someone is so brave and courageous that he would fight for our country at such a young age. He is one of the reasons that our country is so beautiful and free. Thank you so much for all that you have done for our country. You are greatly remembered, loved, and honored. Thank you again!
-Julia SanClemenete, 8th grade. May 17, 2011
Ray  Anastas email@example.com friend Old friend, it's been 42 years since you gave your life so others such as myself could live on. When I saw your picture it brought back high school memories. I remember learning of your death and feeling the loss of a friend. May you always be remembered and rest in peace my friend.
Ray Anastas Apr 15, 2010
Andrew  B. firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers Friend A Brave Fellow Hero is a strong, powerful word. Michael Paul Minehan was a hero. He was one of the many brave people to fight for our country. Only being 19 Michael he was a brave man and went into the Marine Corps. Michael is a role model. Some day I want to be as brave as Michael. My teacher today is Ray Anastas he went to Michael's High School Michael was one year younger than him.
From, Andrew B. Apr 15, 2010
manny g Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe Union Gap, WA. 98903 “You are Remembered” Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Jun 2, 2007
Helen Marie More HMore@compuserve.com Former Woman Marine 849 Boston Post Road East (6-J) Marlboro, MA 01752 USA "Too Young to Die" http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/HMore/USMarines.htm I would truly appreciate hearing from anyone who served with Cpl. Minehan during his 6 month tour of duty in Vietnam (2 January 1968 - 2 June 1968). Many thanks, take care and God bless. Semper Fi, Helen More Marlboro, MA Wednesday, July 03, 2002
This photo is from his High School Yearbook . which would have been June 1967 at age 18. He was KIA the following June 1968. Thursday, July 11, 2002
Loyde P. Snake Arender email@example.com 26th Marines, Webmaster 455 Forest Oaks Road Monroe, LA 71202 USA 26th Marine Regiment Buddy Locator Registry and Communication Center http://community.webtv.net/kaybran/26thMarineRegiment/ On June 02, 1968, while participating in Operation Mameluke Thrust in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam as a member of Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment (Mike 3/26), Lance Corporal Michael P. Minehan, USMC and the following six (6) Marines were killed by Misadventure - Friendly Fire - Ground Casualty during a friendly fire Air Strike: L/Cpl Harry J. Beadle, Jr., USMC of Philadelphia, PA L/Cpl Herve J. Guay,USMC of Biddeford, ME L/Cpl James M. Hoffman, USMC of Rolling Fork, MS PFC Billy J. Lackey, USMC of Dayton, OH PFC Rickie Luker, USMC of Portland, OR L/Cpl James H. Presley, USMC of Ashburn, GA The above information is based on the Record Details listed on The Vietnam War Casualty Search Page at http://www.no-quarter.org/ and The Virtual Wall at http://www.thevirtualwall.org/ *** In Remembrance of Those who Fought and Fell *** Saturday, July 13, 2002
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