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Sgt Michael James Wert
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Birth: May 11, 1971
Death: May 5, 2007
Atlantic Beach
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA

Master Sgt. Wert based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. was an intelligence specialist with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2. Michael was a Desert Storm veteran who was a credit to the Marine Corps, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and Cherry Point. He was well liked in his unit and was known for his willingness to help anyone. He drowned in the Atlantic Ocean while saving two children. He was with his family at Atlantic Beach when they noticed two boys in distress. Wert went to help the boys while his wife, Debbie, called 911. Shortly after Michael went in the ocean, his daughter followed with a boogie board to help. In the meantime, Mrs. Wert went to retrieve another board to help. By the time she returned, a rescue team was on the scene. His daughter managed to help the boys onto the board, but didn't see her dad with them.  
Riverside Cemetery
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19297712
Sgt Michael James Wert
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
Sgt Michael James Wert
Added by: Glenn Geirland
Sgt Michael James Wert
Added by: Glenn Geirland
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