Full Name: MICHAEL JOHN SCANLON
Date of Birth: 11/12/1945
Date of Casualty: 1/18/1967
Home of Record: NORWALK, CONNECTICUT
Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: QUANG TRI
Michael John Scanlon attended Monson Academy in Monson, Massachusetts. After graduation in 1965, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and went to Parris Island for boot camp (platoon 235 August 1965 graduation). He received jungle operation training at Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, in March 1966.
In Vietnam, Mike served with the 3d FORCE RECON, and was killed in action January 18th, 1967 in Quang Tri. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
SCANLON, MICHAEL JCPL USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 11/12/1945
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/18/1967
- BURIED AT: SECTION 37 SITE 211
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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