Michael Richard Mc Cabe
Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
New York, New York
March 25, 1947 to February 23, 1969
MICHAEL R Mc CABE is on the Wall at Panel W31, Line 12

Combat Action Ribbon


"Information below provided in Honor of the 1593 US Marines and USN Navy Corpsmen who served with the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam and paid the ultimate sacrifice for God, Corps, and Country with their lives."

-- Victor Vilionis, 7th Marines

Michael, the son of Mary McCabe of Bronx NY and Joseph McCabe deceased, the brother of Joseph McCabe of Landing NY, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on April 22, 1968 in New York, NY. He arrived in Vietnam on October 24, 1968 and was assigned to Company G, 2d Bn, 7th Marines, 3rd MARDIV (Rein) Fleet Marine Forces (FMF). He is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County New York.

During a daily road sweep for mines, the security patrol and engineer team came into contact with a large NVA force which engaged the unit with Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), automatic weapons, and rifle fire near the Phuoc Hung village complex in Hieu Duc District. The Marines took cover returning fire, radioed for assistance, and requested close air and artillery support to combat the superior enemy force.

One of the Company's platoons that was nearby sent a reaction force of two squads to reinforce and assist the embattled Marines. The fire fight developed into a day long battle until the NVA withdrew into the surrounding high ground and pursuit became impossible. Six Marines were killed during the fire fight; ten were wounded requiring medical evacuation, PFC McCabe he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Marine casualties from this enemy contact were:

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