Piacentino, Michael Allen, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
05B4S-Radio Operator - Special Forces Qualified
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 05B4S, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1961 - 1969


Special Forces
Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Nine Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore
Last Address
Baltimore

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: B, 0, 291-B

 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1964-1969, 11B10, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1969-1969, 05B4S, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Staff Sergeant Michael Allen Piacentino

Unit: 5 SF Group (MACV-SOG-CCN)

Date Of Death: 28th September 1969

Age: 26

Gravesite:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 17W Line 19

Additional Information: from Baltimore,Maryland
born 29.5.1943
married
DOW Laos

   
Comments/Citation
Micahel died during his 5th tour of duty with the 5th Special Forces Group, on Sept 28th, 1969. His death resulted from long-range patrol duty along the Ho Chi Minh Trail (in Laos), during which he attempted to rescue his troops from an exposed position while surrounded by enemy troops.
He is still loved and missed by his Parents, Sylvan & Charlotte (both deceased); his Wife, Kazuko; his Children, Terri & Lisa; and Brother Tony & Family.

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 17W 019
   
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