Bazel, Michael George


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 28-Dec-1948

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Marital status: Married to Stephanie A. Baker

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 17-Jun-1969

Start of tour: 8-Dec-1969

Incident date: 25-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 25-Apr-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Michael George Bazel was killed while on a combat operation when a booby trap detonated. / On ambush patrol mission.  Detonated a booby trap automatic ambush position.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Michael George Bazel
SP4 Ralph Owen Hill
1LT Robert Raymond Lewis

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 508 852

Place of interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 048 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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