Notes from The Virtual Wall
On the first day of the Tet Offensive of 1968 a mixed Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army battalion captured the village of Hoc Mon while enroute to join the attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base. Elements of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, were tasked with kicking the VC/NVA out of the village. When the 27th Infantry found themselves grossly outnumbered, elements of B and C Troops, 3/4 Cavalry, were committed to provide armored support for the infantrymen.
The fighting in and around Hoc Mon continued until 12 Feb 1968, when air strikes and continued ground pressure finally destroyed the last remnants of organized VC/NVA resistance. American losses were heavy - 29 dead from the 27th Infantry, 14 from the 3/4 Cav, and a total of 177 wounded - but the VC/NVA left 623 dead on the field of battle.
21 Aug 2003
My father, SSG Michael W. Webster served with the 2nd Plt, C Troop, 3/4 Cav, 25 Infantry Division, from October 1967 until his death on 6 February 1968. He was a career soldier, and loved the Army. I was too young to have known him, but through many veterans who served with him I hope to learn more about him. On the 31st of January 1968, he was wounded and could have been evacuated, but he chose to stay in the fight. I have a great respect and admiration for the tremendous courage that all of C Troop showed in those days of Tet and afterwards.
From 1985 - 1989 I was an Army Medic and X-ray Tech, I have always felt pride in the statement, "To conserve the fighting strength." As a Medic I felt a tremendous loyalty to my fellow soldiers, I know my father felt the same. As of 2000 I serve again as a NCO, I was born into the Army and this will always be home, Hooah!!!
26 Jan 2007
Mickey was always nice to me in Junior High School and French High School in Beaumont, Texas.
From a high school friend,
Gay Collins Dawson.
Honoring the memory of a patriot.Thank you for your years of service to our nation.Rest in peace Michael Warren Webster,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Aug 30, 2009
Grand Junction Co.
~In Remembrance ~
~TREASURE THIS YOUNG HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~.....In Remembrance of this Young Soldier, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well SSgt Michael Warren Webster and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967.
Aug 30, 2007
Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
C Trp/3/4th Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
NOW SLEEP Peace has come. Now you can truly sleep,my son. The muddy field where you were laid Flag-draped, will now be green. Redbud and cherry blossoms can be seen Soon in bloom above your head. Arlington's Eternal Flame Flickers across granite rows To illuminate your name And then beneath it (with lightning's calm) Strikes in black the word VIETNAM On your own stone. Peace has come. Your medals may turn green In time, like your beret But forever there are those who'll say, "I live because he cared he came!"
Aug 24, 2007
Michael Webster Jr.
He was my Father
58 Sharon Road
Enola,PA 17025 USA
My father served with the C Troop, 3/4 Cav, 25 Infantry from May 1967 until his death 6 Feb 68. He was killed in a place named Hoc Mon. I have been to the Wall in D.C. many times, each time I go though I come away with the sense that more needs to be done. For all of the Heros on the Wall. I wish that faces could be put with all those names. It never seems to amaze me when at the Wall, there is always somebody there who know someone on the Wall. For being a country of so many people, those Heros touched alot of lives.
Friday, July 09, 1999
Comrade In Arms
Thats how long it's been since they loaded me onto that med evac plane and you said see ya later. That was on January 31 1968. I did not know what happened to you until 2 months later when Sgt Brewer came to visit me in a hospital in Japan. I wish we would have talked longer before I was hauled away. You were always a good guy. It seems like too little is said too late. I will always remember you.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
comrade in arms
Hey Mike! I was with D Trp. 3/4 Cav. in 69-70. We walked some of the same real estate. You are not forgotten, Brother. RIP.
Friday, June 18, 2004
Michael is buried at Forrest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Beaumont, TX. PH
IF IT WERE NOT FOR MEN LIKE MICKEY WHERE WOULD OUR COUNTRY BE TODAY.....
My name is Jimmie Orchid. If it is the same person, I remember Mickey Webster from the Jr. Varsity football team we both played on at French High School in 1959. When he wasn't playing he was on the sideline cheering. I was in the Air Force when Mickey was killed. I was one of the lucky ones that came home. If it were not for men like Mickey where would our country be today. God Bless.
Posted by: Jimmie Orchid
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Monday, October 2, 2000
SSG. Michael (Mickey)W. Webster, is my Father. He served with the 3/4 cav. 25th Infantry as a cav. scout. He was killed in the battle for Hoc Mon on the 6 February 1968. I was just about 2 years old when he was killed. Every time I go to the Wall in Washington it always is so moving. It is also amazing, that there is always somebody there who knows someone on that Wall. I wish that faces could be put with all of the names on the Wall, so then no one would ever forget they were living breathing people and not just names on a wall
Posted by: Michael W. Webster Jr.
Monday, November 1, 1999