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Sgt Michael James Wert

Sgt Michael James Wert

Birth
Death 5 May 2007 (aged 35)
Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 19297712 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 8 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19297712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Michael James Wert (11 May 1971–5 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19297712, citing Riverside Cemetery, Alma, Gratiot County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .