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Birth:
15 Jan 1947 1
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa 1
Death:
11 Jun 1968 1
Quang Tri, Providence, Vietnam 1
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Birth:
15 Jan 1947 1
Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa 1
Male 1
Death:
11 Jun 1968 1
Quang Tri, Providence, Vietnam 1
Cause: Killed by enemy mortar fire 1

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Vietnam Veteran

Quang Tri Providence, Vietnam

Private Michael Lee Ewing joined Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam on 5 Jan 1968. He was a field artillery cannoneer on Gun 5, 105 howitzers.
During operation LZ Torch, in the early morning hours of 11 June 1968, near Khe Sanh, Charlie Battery came under a heavy volume of motar and small arms, with automatic weapons fire supporting an aggressive assalt by a company size North Vietnamese Army Force.
Pvt. Michael Ewing was killed from incoming mortar fire.
He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

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