Bodamer, Michael Anthony, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HM-8404, 3rd Recon Bn
Service Years
1964 - 1967
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
Nevada
Nevada
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Carson City
Last Address
Carson City

Casualty Date
May 19, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lone Mountain Cemetery - Carson City, Nevada
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 039

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Date
Sep 16, 2007

Last Updated:
Mar 31, 2012
   
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I knew "Doc" Bodamer when we were stationed together in an artillery unit on Hill 55 outside Da Nang. Mike was our Battery Corpsman - "A" Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines. Mike was one the finest young man I ever met.

After Mike transferred from A 1/13 to 3rd Force Recon, our Battery moved from Hill 55 to Khe Sanh. We convoyed to Hue/Phu Bai and then went by C-130 to Khe Sanh. While I was in Hue, I found 3rd Force Recon and met up with Mike. He was as happy as I had ever seen him. He liked the unit and was a dedicated, professional Corpsman. More importantly, he was the type of person you meet rarely and was just a fine man.

After leaving the Marine Corps, I became a Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. One day I was talking to a San Diego police officer who was a former Marine. As we talked about our service in Vietnam, I mentioned the fact I worked with a really great person who was a Corpsman. The police officer said he worked with an even finer Corpsman - and we soon realized we were both talking about Mike Bodamer. The officer brought in a photo of Mike that he had taken when they were both in Force Recon.

I don't ever want to forget Mike Bodamer and I never will.

From a friend.
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