Capt Michael Charles Wunsch

Capt Michael Charles Wunsch

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Jul 1969 (aged 25)
Quảng Trị, Vietnam
Burial Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 153440357 · View Source
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Michael was the husband of Diane P. Wunsch, the son of Albert R. Wunsch and Clarice M. Wunsch, dear brother of Suzanne M. Wunsch of Feastersville- Trevose Pennsylvania. He was commissioned as a 2dLt in the US Marine Corps at Annapolis Maryland on June 8, 1966. He arrived in Vietnam on July 27, 1968 where he was assigned for duty and served with Company A, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

During the month of July, Company A was deployed in direct support of the 3d Marine Regiment in Quang Tri Province. On July 25, Company K, 3d Marines, supported by tank began movement to the northwest from strong point C-2, by July 27 the Marines made contact and engaged the enemy in fortified bunkers. The following night the Marines position, some 8 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo was attacked by the NVA with automatic weapons and RPG fire. Three tanks took direct hits which caused damage to the vehicles. Four men were killed in the action and six were wounded. One of the casualties was Captain Wunsch as a result of injuries sustained by fragmentation wounds from a rocket propelled grenade.

* Capt Michael C. Wunsch was presented with the SILVER STAR Medal posthumously "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein), FMF, ....on July 27 1969...."


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 8 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153440357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Michael Charles Wunsch (16 Mar 1944–28 Jul 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153440357, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .