June 11, 1968 — 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.