M CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 February 1949 - 11 June 1968
Panel 58W Line 023
The database page for Michael Bard
Micheal, you have not been forgotten!! Daddy, CPL Vincent Alex Tacia USMC ... your best friend ... flew the POW/MIA and USA flag for you and all the other brothers and sisters who served every day, until the day he died ... Feb. 28th 2005 at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. Now he is in heaven with you, Michael. Thanks for serving our country and now you are with my Daddy having fun once again. In loving Memory to the both of you.
From the Corporal's daughter
11 Nov 2006
Dear Michael Bard and Vincent Tacia (Daddy):
I wanted to wish you both a very, very special Veterans' Day. Today is November 11, 2006. I am also wishing all of the veterans and families of the United States of America and those fallen heros we have ever lost. I thank you for our freedom and liberty and all of the sacrifices any veteran has ever made.
I love you and I miss you dearly ... You are in my thoughts and prayers as this candle burns in your loving memories all day long. May the wings of an Angel embrace every veteran today and always!
Please remember to hug and thank a veteran ... Remember Freedom does NOT come free!
Julie Tacia and Son.
17 Jun 2007
Happy Father's Day, Daddy ... Vincent Alex Tacia ... You were the best father in the whole wide world, you were my rock. I miss you. All My Love - Your daughter Julie Marie Tacia 6-17-07
You lost your life so long ago and never had the chance to become a father yourself. I know you would have been a great father the way my dad would talk about you. I am sorry you missed that chance. With the friendship you shared with my father I would have been honored to call you Uncle Michael ... If I had only met you, for you were a brother-like, best friend to my father. I miss you both.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU IN HEAVEN! xoxoxxoo
From his daughter,
20 Oct 2007
Daddy and Michael ... Happy Sweetest Day .. October 20TH 2007 ... Love You
It's not the things that can be bought
A cheerful smile,
They are things that cannot be bought
They are the priceless things in life
May My Blessing of Love and Happiness Be With You All Today and Every day
TO THE SWEETEST MEN I HAVE EVER KNOWN ... Please Support Our Troops!!
Julie Marie Tacia
11 Nov 2007
What Is A Veteran
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service:
Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding
Except in parades, however, the men and women who
You can't tell a vet just by looking. What is a vet?
He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi
He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks,
She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility
He is the POW who went away one person and came back another -
He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat -
He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons
He is the career quartermaster who watches the
He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns,
He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket -
He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being -
He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness,
So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country,
This page is dedicated to all veterans
HAPPY VETERANS DAY IN HEAVEN...
From the daughter of a deceased Vietnam Veteran...This was my Father's Best Friend,
Julie Marie Tacia
1250 Amarillo, Wolverine Lake, Mi. 48390
A Note from The Virtual WallIn the early evening of 11 June 1968 Mike Company, 3/1 Marines, lost two men while returning from a patrol. They were Cpl Michael Bard and Pfc Raymond C. Mora of Kansas City, Kansas.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Cpl Vincent Tacia's daughter,
Julie Marie Tacia
1250 Amarillo, Wolverine Lake, Mi. 48390-1900
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Dec 2005
Last updated 02/01/2008