A Note from The Virtual Wall
B Troop, 3/4th Cavalry, lost three men on 02 March 1969:
1LT Thomas D. Thompson, Los Angeles, CA
SGT Michael D. Hyatt, Tulsa, OK
SGT Harold J. Smith, Stillwater, MN
Posted by: Mary Provost
Friday, December 30, 2011
I wish someone would re check the military awards that Mike received. Quite a few months after his death his dad Dale and Mike's mom received his decorations and awards. I believe he received a Silver Star, A Bronze Star, and a Army Commendation of some kind. It was in the Tulsa newspapers and on TV in Tulsa.
26 Jun 2003
Mike was my brother's best friend when we lived three doors down from his house in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and my brother used to hang out at Mike's house and listen to music. Mike had a love of music and he played a mean guitar. He came home for his R&R and drove with my brother all the way to Hominy, Oklahoma, where we had moved just to say "Hi" to my mom and be with my brother. His reason for picking a raw cold-weather month to come home to Oklahoma was that it was his little brother's birthday and he didn't want to miss it. His brother was I believe only 4 at a the time. I still see Mike stretched out on our living room floor saying how good it was to be laying anyplace that wasn't wet and where nobody was shooting at him. He had a great sense of humor and always seemed to smile no matter how bad things would get for him. My brother was given Mike's guitar when Mike died and it was as sweet in sound as Mike was as a person. How could such a sweet nice kid like Mike be taken from us? He had so much potential to be anything he wanted to be and he would have contributed to the betterment of the world had he lived. Most of all what Mike wanted from life was just to be was loved and respected for the wonderful, kind, helpful, fun-loving, peaceful man he was. The world was deprived of what the Navajo would have called, rightfully so "a valuable man".
From a neighbor and friend,
Hey Mike, I was in the old neighborhood and went by your old house and ours. Its about the same but a ice storm took all the trees out down on the corner just before the old tennis courts. I wanted to stop and see if your Dad was still around or maybe your little brother who by now is a grown man. Couldn't make myself. You had to stay there those 2 extra days of R&R to be there for little brothers birthday didn't ya.:) Rest in Peace Mike you are not forgotten!!!
Sep 26, 2010
THROUGH SMILES AND TEARS I REMEMBER YOU
I WAS SEARCHING FOR A PICTURE OF MIKE. IF THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT SOURCE MAYBE YOU COULD DIRECT ME TO THE PROPER DATABASE. THANK YOU. YVONNE
Nov 11, 2008
Manuel Pino B/2/8 Cav,1st Cav Div 68-69
Fellow Army Vietnam Vet
B Trp/ 3/4th, Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
~TREASURE THIS HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~
Jun 9, 2008
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 2, 2007
1111 River St.
Santa Cruz, ca 95060 USA
Dale, Just thinking of our days in Brookside,
Thursday, May 04, 2000
Michael is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County,OK
We served together
It's hard for me to write this. But I know You deserve to be honored. So here's a salute to You that's long over due. You served the 3/4 Cav with bravery and honor. You were always kind of quiet and so was I, so We never really never got to know each other. But the date and event of Your passing is one that I will never forget. I consider You a Hero and a friend.
Rest easy (I hope Your in the presence of angels).
Darrell "Short Round" Palmer
Posted by: Darrell R. Palmer
Relationship: We served together
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Last visit home
You were my brother T.J.'s best friend. He brought you to our house one day when you were on R and R before you went back for the last time. You came home to be in Tulsa for your little brothers birthday. You wanted to be there for him. You were tall and tan, and skinny with that same captivating smile and shock of chestnut hair.You laughed alot. I remember you as a great guy,whose life was not easy but whose heart was as big as the Tulsa sky. My brother T.J. was given your guitar when you where killed. It is well cherished and well played and you are thought of I am sure whenever it is played. I like so many have never forgotten you and never gotten over your loss and cannot shake the memory of your last visit. As long as you are remembered you are forever loved. I wish you were here and not on that wall,its so sad you deserved some much more from life then you were given.
Posted by: Melissa
Friday, June 20, 2003
Think of you often
I still think of you Mike and our days growing up on Pinewood Avenue. You left us all too soon. You had a noble heart and all my memories are fond ones
Posted by: Linda Herold-Hamlin
Relationship: We grew up together
Monday, June 10, 2002
Hay Dude miss you;This is Steve life is a bitch wish you were here,You Did us Proud Steve
Thursday, January 17, 2002