Michael M. White

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 32
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 57 / 5
Date of Birth: 01-Mar-1948
Neighborhood: Kensington
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. Hancock Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 12-Jun-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang tri
His mother had died in March 1968 and his father was incapacitated, but the Marine Corps sent the 20-year-old private first class to Vietnam in May 1968 while it considered his request for a hardship discharge. He never came home alive, dying in Quang Tri Province during combat on June 12. 1968. The rifleman had been assigned to Company K of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. White, a 1966 Thomas Edison High School graduate, was survived by his father, a brother in the Air Force another brother and three sisters. The hardship discharge was granted the day he died