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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Michael Patrick Halpin
PFC Halpin died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 1/19/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Multiple Fragmentation Wounds'. Halpin originated from Nutley, New Jersey .
On January 19, 1968, elements of the task force conducted S&D operations in the Michelin Plantation and the area south of Dau Tieng. At 1723 hours, an APC from Company B, which was escorting a convoy on Highway 239 through the Ben Cui Rubber Plantation, was hit by an RPG round. Two Bobcats were killed instantly. While attempting to get the driver out of the damaged APC, another Bobcat from Company B was shot and killed. He had run over to the track that got hit, jumped on top and grabbed a hold of the driver, who had been wounded and was attempting to pull him out. A shot rang out and he fell off the track, into the ditch and died before anyone got to him. The bullet had hit him in the side.