DeVoe, Michael Eugene, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 11B20, HHC, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 22, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery - Humble, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 101

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1966, 11B20, B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1965-1966, 11B20, HHC, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Crazy Horse
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
8 Feb 2002

On May 21, 1966 my uncle was leading a platoon of great men on a mission against the enemy. They were caught in an ambush and fought valiantly. Several from the platoon were killed in action along with Michael, including my uncle.

Each time I visit The Wall in DC I think of all the men who died with my uncle that day. You will not be forgotten.

From the nephew of Michael's Platoon Leader,
John Leonard

A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Company, 1/8 Cavalry, lost eight men in the ambush on 22 May 1966:
  • 2LT Robert H. Crum, Houston, TX (Silver Star)
  • SGT Gerald D. Hoover, Chesaning, MI
  • SP4 Richard F. Lease, Kenton, OH
  • PFC Michael E. De Voe, Houston, TX
  • PFC Gerald E. Metcalf, Foxboro, MA
  • PFC Allen J. Ritter, Moorhead, MN
  • PFC Angel Rodriguez-Estremera, Adjuntas, PR
  • PVT Michael G. Cryar, El Monte, CA
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