Michael Ray McCommons

Private First Class
Army of the United States
17 August 1943 - 11 December 1966
Anaheim, California
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Michael Ray McCommons

11 October 2001

Mike was a lover, not a fighter, and a friend to everyone he ever met. Mike went to Viet Nam because he loved his country and the men in his platoon. He couldn't let them down. He is missed every day by his family and friends who will never forget his smile, humor, love of life and joy in living. We learn from his example.

From his sister.
E-mail address is not available.

10 March 2002

Uncle Michael,

I wasn't even born then,
but I love you.

From a niece

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 1/16th Infantry, was engaged in heavy fighting on 11 December 1966 following an ambush on Route 13 north of Lai Khe. Seventeen US soldiers were killed in the engagement:
  • 1LT Benny A. Starr, Seattle, WA
  • SSG Elmer W. Dickens, Wahiawa, HI
  • SSG Dennis Harper, Amigo, WV
  • SGT Michael C. Kirby, Miami, FL
  • SGT Antonio A. Solis, Philadelphia, PA
  • SP4 Alvin E. Kurtz, Hillman, MN
  • SP4 John E. Lawler, McNabb, IL
  • SP4 Jimmie C. Poe, Charleston, SC
  • PFC Ludin Bermudez-Quinones, Rio Piedras, PR
  • PFC Vito V. Bruno, Toledo, OH, medic (HQ Co with C/1/16th Infantry)
  • PFC Robert E. Jones, Redwood Falls, MN
  • PFC Donald L. Lee, Orlando, FL
  • PFC Michael R. McCommons, Anaheim, CA
  • PFC Tommie L. Mooney, Jackson, MS
  • PFC James H. Smith, Milton, FL
  • PFC Joshua Welch, Alachua, FL
  • PFC John E. Widener, Ventura, CA

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Oct 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009