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Michael Daniel Healy

June 13, 1926April 14, 2018

Michael Daniel Healy was born on June 13, 1926 and passed away on April 14, 2018.

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James P Hester

April 18, 2018

A Great Chicago West Sider and graduate of Fenwick High School, Oak Park, Il. RIP, Sir! JPH

CHARLES RANDALL

April 18, 2018

Serving under the command of "Iron Mike" in Vietnam was an unsurpassed honor; initially as a member of his "B-55 Mike Force" and later as his "Aide de Camp" and finally as a member of his "2nd-Corps Rangers". He was the only General I've ever known who loved the fight so much that he frequently ordered his helicopter pilots to fly him into the action whenever his boys were engaged in a firefight; he would then jump out of the helo, grab his gun, run up to the subordinate Lieutenant or Captain in command of that small unit and declare, "I've got a gun, where on the line do you want me?" He later explained that if he, the General, was on the ground engaged in combat, the higher up Generals wouldn't ignore his boys on the ground...his presence ensured that the men doing the fighting got all the firepower and medical evacuation support they needed. He always placed his mission and his men above his own needs. God knows that his bride, Jackie and his sons sacrificed much so that this great American warrior could live out his purpose...which was to serve his country. "Rest in Peace, Boss" you still live in our memories.

Keith Maurer

April 17, 2018

I had the honor of taking care of Gen. Healy both as a paramedic and more recently as a nurse. We had great conversations as my father was a Green Beret in Viet Nam. He was a great man and leader and will be truly missed!

Dan Varner

April 16, 2018

As the Bn. Net Radio Operator in B Co. 4/503 , I would talk to then LTC Healy on the radio during combat operations and relay them to my Company Commander or comply myself when necessary. LTC Healy was always concerned about the safety of " His Boys", and stayed in radio contact with us until he knew we were safe. He was a great Commander and will be missed by anyone that knew him. Dan Varner