Michael Alan Bird

 
Name Michael Alan Bird
Michael Alan Bird
Rank/Grade SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
Age 19
Marital Status Single
Race Caucasian
Gender Male
Date of Birth Oct 23, 1947
From Selma, Indiana
Length of Service 2 years
Tour Began Mar 22, 1966
Casualty Date Oct 14, 1967
Location QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile/Non-Hostile   Non-Hostile, died of illn
Classification GROUND CASUALTY ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body Recovered Yes
Religion Protestant

Vietnam Memorial

 

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Posted by:Ron Seabolt
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:27 PM UTC
Relationship:
From:
Comments:Michael Bird died as a result of a tragic incident that could have happened to almost any of us. A one time quick draw horseplay on the flight line that forever altered the life of a real good man and ended the life of another. RIP!

Posted by:TOM KNAPP
Date:Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:20 PM UTC
Relationship:GUNNER 71ST AHC
From:TEQUESTA FL
Comments:MIKE BIRD WAS A FRIEND OF MINE, WE WERE BOTH GUNNERS BUT IN DIFFERENT PLATOONS. IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT THAT ENDED HIS LIFE AFTER ALL THE COMBAT HE HAD SEEN. HE WAS AN INFANTRY MAN AND WAS IN THE FIELD FOR ALMOST 9 MONTHS, WAS ALSO A SNIPER. HE USE TO GO OUT IN INDIAN COUNTRY WITH ANOTHER GUY FOR TWO WEEKS AT A TIME AND KILL THE BAD GUYES.HE SAW A LOT OF COMBAT. WE WERE SCHEDULED TO GO HOME TOGETHER ON THE SAME FLIGHT OCTOBER 23, 1967 AND I DIDN"T REALIZE UNTILL THIS DAY THAT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY.HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND A GREAT SOLDIER. I'LL NEVER FORGET HIM

Posted by:brittainy bird
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2009 10:29 PM UTC
Relationship:niece
From:anderson, IN
Comments:I am his niece who never got to meet him. My dad was his brother, which I have not seen in 16 years. I have no contact with my family on that side since I was 5 and my grandfather pasted away if any one can give me information on my family or michael or even what kind of person he was and what he was like please email at gemini1411@hotmail.com thank you.

Posted by:Mylinda Shepherd
Date:Wednesday, March 3, 2010 1:58 AM UTC
Relationship:Mother of niece Brittainy Bird
From:Anderson
Comments:Brittainy can no longer get email at the above email address and would appreciate any information that any one has to be sent to my email address. She is looking for any information on Michael so that she can get to know what kind of person he was. She is pregnant and if this child is a boy she is going to name his middle name after Michael in memory of him. My email address is mylinda_s@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.

Posted by:Earl Gregg Sr
Date:Friday, September 2, 2011 9:24 PM UTC
Relationship:Half brother
From:Muncie, In.
Comments:Just found out about it a few years ago. Never had a chance to meet him

Posted by:Brittainy Bird
Date:Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:52 PM UTC
Relationship:niece
From:Anderson, In
Comments:Been thinking a lot about you lately. Even though we never met I know you were a wonderful man. You have not been forgot and one of my sons will carry on your last name and papas. Your father loved you more than you will ever know. I thank you and all who served for doing all you did, I know you lost your life and I wish that could be changed but I want you to know you are part of the reason my children can live with freedom and feel safe. All gave some and some gave all so i salute you. You will always be remembered by me and my family even if others have abounded you and forgot about you i can promise my husband children my mom and me will never forget you or your father.

 

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