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Last name: WHALEN
First name: MICHAEL JAMES
Home of Record (official): AURORA
State (official): CO
Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 18, 1950
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single


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Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 523720427
Component: Selective Service
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 
E Troop 2nd Squadron 

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Start of Tour: Saturday, July 18, 1970
Date of Casualty: Friday, April 16, 1971
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 04W - Row 130

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MICHAEL JAMES WHALEN

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, Denver County, CO 80235
Section P, Plot 3806