Michael Douglas Gilmore
Corporal
SVC BTRY, 2ND BN, 13TH ARTILLERY, 23RD ARTY GROUP,
II FIELD FORCE, USARV
Army of the United States
Wilmington, North Carolina
December 03, 1947 to April 04, 1969
MICHAEL D GILMORE is on the Wall at Panel W27, Line 10

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Michael D Gilmore

CPL MICHAEL DOUGLAS GILMORE

 
27 May 2002

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank,
but in simple obedience to duty,
as they understood it."
Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery

A memorial initiated by his sister,
Pat
Shinegolfer@aol.com

 
29 Dec 2003

PFC Michael Gilmore was a member of Service Battery 2nd Battalion 13th Artillery based out of Phu Loi, Vietnam. In April 1969 I served as Executive Officer, Headquarters Battery 2nd Battalion 13th Artillery, also based at Phu Loi. I am familiar with the invaluable tasks Service Battery performed for the battalion.

Service Battery used 5-ton trucks for ammunition resupply to the battalion's firing batteries. On 3 April 1969 Service Battery trucks were on a resupply detail for C Battery. A convoy of ammunition trucks was ambushed with command-detonated mines planted in the road surface. SP4 Richard Brush and PFC Gilmore were in one of the trucks; Sp4 Brush died that day from the explosion, and PFC Gilmore died the following day. Additional Service Battery personnel were wounded in the encounter.

I never knew Sp4 Brush or PFC Gilmore, but am writing this from first-hand knowledge of the event. Colonel Joseph Luger and I wish to commemorate these fallen artillerymen. Without their unswerving devotion to duty, driving ammunition trucks over roads constantly mined and ambushed, the cannoneers of 2nd Battalion 13th Artillery would have been unable to continue the mission of delivering timely fire when needed by friendly ground units. Service Battery was part of the team and a major reason for the success the battalion achieved in Vietnam.

Rest in Peace, Sp4 Brush and PFC Gilmore. Your memory endures with the cannoneers of the Red Dragon Clan.

From a unit veteran,
William E. Novakovic
513 Woodland Avenue Oakmont, Pa 15139
lawnman_bill@hotmail.com


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