Wunsch, Michael Charles, Capt

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Last Primary MOS
1802-Tank Officer
Last MOSGroup
Tank And Amphibian Tractor
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1802, 3rd Tank Bn/A Co
Service Years
1966 - 1969
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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Jul 28, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Park - Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 20W Line 068

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments
Defense Language Institute East Coast (DLI East)III MEF/3rd Marine Division3rd Tank Bn/A Co
  1967-1968, 0250, Defense Language Institute East Coast (DLI East)
  1968-1969, 0250, G-2/15th Interrogation Translation Team (ITT)
  1969-1969, 1802, 3rd Tank Bn/A Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1962-1965, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mike was Commanding Officer of Company A 3rd Tank Battalion and was deployed in a defensive situation near Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province. Lt Oliver North was his infantry company security around the perimeter that the tank unit was deployed. At a very propitious moment in the early (0400) morning the NVA infantry launched an all out assault into the perimeter in which Mike had deployed his Tank Company. During the attack an NVA Grenadier fired an RPG which struck the Company command tank just as Capt Wunsch was popping up out to assess the situation. Mike took the force and fragmentation of the RPG hitting the hull of the tank in his chest region. He lived for approximately 5 minutes before succumbing to his wounds.

MIke Wunsch was a superb leader of US Marines and focused his attention upon his Marines constantly.He was a skilled linguist and had spent the first hafl of his RVN tour as an intereogator Translator with the 3RD Marine Divisions Interrigator/translator team. HAd he lived he would have been a very successful career Marine.
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