A-104 Senior Commo Sgt, 
 Ha Thanh 03/01/66 - 01/01/67


NATALE - Michael C., passed away  on June 5, 2010, 
after a motorcycle accident while on his way to 
the Special Forces convention at Ft. Bragg, NC. 

I only knew Mike via his photos, stories and e-mails,  but he has left me with an everlasting impression of a great American hero. He never forgot the special bond he had with the "Yards" 
and after the war, he carried on helping them as much as he could.  He loved travelling and on one of his trips to Vietnam 
he went back to the place that his old SF camp Ha Thanh stood on. There, after 42 years, he was recognized by one 
of the old camp medics who still lived there. 
You have got to be a special type of person
 to be recognized after all that time!

I feel very privileged and proud to have been entrusted 
with some of  Mike's Vietnam memories 
 and like all of you, I will miss him very much. 

My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

If you would like to say a few words in memory of Mike,
please get in touch and I will post them on this page.

Jean-Luc Delauve Gia -Vuc and Ha Thanh Webmaster





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