Lynch, Michael Henry


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Jun-1944

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Marital status: Married to Mary S. Lynch

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 24-Mar-1966

Start of tour: 21-Aug-1967

Incident date: 14-May-1968

Date of casualty: 14-May-1968

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Michael Henry Lynch died from fragment wounds received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. He was admitted to 12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu Chi, and later expired.

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 60E 014 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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