In Memory

Michael David Carroll

Michael David Carroll

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division

Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Dec 1, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 18, 1968
In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
 



 
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06/16/10 04:22 AM #1    

Carrol Johnson

                                                                           

I remember Michael as a quiet, unassuming young man.  In late 1967, we were both working at K-Mart Foods on Long Point Drive in Spring Branch.  I don't recall if he enlisted or was drafted, but in any event, he entered the Army and went away for basic training.  After basic, he returned one last time to see us and of course, he was sporting a brand new buzz cut!  He was deployed and we heard soon after that he had been killed in Viet Nam.  His name,  information about his service and tributes from his comrades are listed on the online version of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (The Wall).  He was a member of the 101st Airborne, a "Screaming Eagle".  Michael was less than two weeks past his 19th birthday when he died.  Just saying "Thanks" seems so inadequate  for what he gave.  I intend to honor his sacrifice by not forgetting. 

The following burial information is cut and pasted directly from the VA website:

 

CARROLL, MICHAEL D     Buried at Section C  Site 524
  PFC   US ARMY
  VIETNAM
  DATE OF BIRTH: 03/05/1949
  DATE OF DEATH: 03/18/1968
 
  HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  10410 VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE HOUSTON, TX 77038
  (281) 447-8686

 

 

 


05/30/11 09:28 PM #2    

Ben Cunningham

I will remember.  And honor.


04/23/12 07:54 PM #3    

Carrol Johnson

Michael David Carroll
Private First Class
 

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Houston, TX
  Date of birth:   03/05/1949

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MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Private First Class
  ID No:           15844525 
  MOS:             11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            D CO, 3RD BN, 187TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      12/01/1967
  Incident Date:   03/18/1968
  Casualty Date:   03/18/1968
  Age at Loss:     19
  Location:        Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

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04/23/12 07:56 PM #4    

Carrol Johnson

 

Michael David Carroll
Private First Class
D CO, 3RD BN, 187TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Houston, Texas
March 05, 1949 to March 18, 1968
MICHAEL D CARROLL is on the Wall at Panel 45E Line 018
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