Michael was only 19 years old when he lost his life.
Date of birth: 22 March 1948 Date of casualty: 26 May 1967 Home of record: Milwaukie, Oregon Branch and Rank: Marine Corps, Private First Class, Rifleman Unit: 1st Marine Division, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, K Company Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart Location of name on the Vietnam Wall: 20E, 116
Location of service: South Vietnam, Quang Tin province Died through hostile action .. small arms fire
Schools attended: Milwaukie High School Burial location: Willamette National Cemetery
The Oregonian, Thursday, June 1, 1967 Youth Killed in Vietnam MILWAUKIE (Special) – Marine Corps Pfc. Michael J. Greeley of Milwaukie has been reported killed in action in Vietnam by the Department of Defense. The 19-year-old Marine, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Greeley, reside at 9147 SE 29th St. in Milwaukie, died Monday, May 29, of wounds received in combat near Quang Tri. Quang Tri is located a short distance south of the demilitarized zone which divides North and South Vietnam. In recent weeks, heavy fighting has occurred around the town. Greeley, who was assigned to the 5th Marine Division, entered the Corps in the spring of 1966. Last September, he went on active duty and was sent to Vietnam in January, according to his father. He was a graduate of Milwaukie High School. In addition to the parents, survivors include three brothers, Mark, 16; Martin, 15; and Mitchel, 13; and one sister, Michelle, 17.