Michael Quinn 

2nd LT - 01 - United States Marine Corps
H Company, 2nd Battalion,
7th Marines, 1st Marine Division

1st Marine Patch

23 Years Old
Charlestown, Massachusetts
May 27, 1946 to August 29, 1969

 

John Krga remembers Michael...

I had the honor and privilege of serving under Mike in 1969 while
with Hotel 2/7, he was my XO.  Very well liked and close to his Marines,
Mike always seemed to have an upbeat attitude and I can still remember
the first time we spoke.  His primary concern was putting you at ease first
and I have never forgotten him.

I remember that day in August of 1969 all too well and I was proud to be
a member of the group of his Marines that volunteered to retrieve him, all
of us hoping he was still with us.  I am not surprised to see that he lives on
through the people that he touched as he lives on in me.

If anyone in the family or fellow Marines wish to contact me please feel
free.  My address can be found on the 7th Marines web site under 2nd
Bn mail call.  I would be happy to talk with you.

Duty, Honor, Courage...Semper Fi Lt. Quinn!

 

Maura Quinn honors Michael...

Michael is my husbands brother and we recently took our sons to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Washington D.C. to pay our respects.  The experience was a very proud moment for us
as a family.  Our sons are 7 and 8 years old and they asked that I forward this picture of their
uncle to be included on your web site.

Michael P. Quinn is a person who is still so loved by his family, friends, and hometown of
Charlestown, Massachusetts, that a scholarship dinner and dance in his honor has taken place
every year since his death on August 29, 1969.  The scholarship fund, through the constant vigilant
work of his dear friend Ronan Fitzpatrick, has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to deserving
Charlestown students to help pay for their college educations.  Each year, in addition to the
hundreds of Charlestown residents, The Marine Corps Color Guard, and high ranking members
of the corps attend the dance to pay tribute and honor Michael.  It is overwhelming for a
newcomer like myself to understand the depth of the loyalty that this community expresses
for its "Lost Son".  Out of the tragedy of Michael's death, this community has been able to bond
and grow stronger.  It is quite a living testament to Michael P. Quinn.

We appreciate your efforts of preserving the memories of all of these worthy soldiers and families.
Thank You.

 

 

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