Draper, Michael John, AO3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AO-8211-Helicopter Utility Aircrewman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1968-1969, AO-8211, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
Service Years
1965 - 1969
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
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Home Town
Bay City, MI
Last Address
Houghton Lake, MI

Date of Passing
Dec 23, 2014
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
HAL-3 Seawolf AssociationPost 4159, Charles M. Engel PostPost 13Post 416
Chapter 1970
  2000, HAL-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4159, Charles M. Engel Post (Member) (Roscommon, Michigan) - Chap. Page
  2000, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 13 (Member) (Higgins Lake, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, American Legion, Post 416 (Member) (Saint Helen, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1970 (Member) (Owosso, Michigan) - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
Michael John Draper
Born in Bay City, MI. on Dec. 27, 1944
Departed on Dec. 23, 2014 and resided in Houghton Lake, MI.

Visitation:    Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service:    Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, 12 pm
Michael John Draper, 69, of Houghton Lake passed away on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Michael was born on December 27, 1944 in Bay City, to Daniel and Veronica(Zins) Draper.He moved to Houghton Lake at an early age and attended Houghton Lake Community Schools, graduating in 1963. Michael served in the Navy Combat Helicopter Support Squadron during the Vietnam War, where he received a purple heart. He worked for ITT Hancock in Roscommon as a die setter for many years retring in 1990. On October 13, 1979 Michael married Gilda Ann Mione. He was a member of the Roscommon VFW, VVA Post #264 in Roscommon, Higgins Lake AmVets, St. Helen American Legion, the Purple Hearts, and was a daily volunteer and active in the presentation of the Vietnam War Wall Memorial when it traveled to Houghton Lake last July. He was very active in Houghton Lake Bobcats sports and was known as "Mr. Bobcat". He also enjoyed traveling on road trips, he was avid about recycling, and was very religious about his weekly lottery tickets. Most of all Mike was dedicated to his family life at home.
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Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HC-1 Pacific Fleet AngelsSERE SchoolCommander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1966-1967, AO-8211, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
  1967-1967, AO-8211, SERE School
  1967-1968, AO-8211, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1967-1968, AO-8211, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1967-1968, AO-8211, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1968-1969, AO-8211, HC-1 Pacific Fleet Angels
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
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