The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Michael Mullervy, who died in the service of his country on February 6th, 1968 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Michael was 23 years of age. He was from New York, New York. Michael is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 37E, Line 63.
The decorations earned by PFC Michael Mullervy include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.
Michael is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, Plot 2H,1669
Michael was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1964
Michael was also awarded an Army Commendation Medal with V.
General Orders 792 26 February 1968
AWARD OF THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL FOR HEROISM
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Mullervy distinguished himself while serving as Infantryman with Company B, 1st Battlion, 35th Infantry, 4th Division. On 6 February 1968, Company B was on a search and destroy operation southwest of Hoi A, Quang Nam Province. PFC Mullervy's element was proving forward security and was slowly moving across a rice paddy; constantly on alert for signs of enemy soldiers who were reportedly working in the area. Suddenly, the lead element was subjected to intense enemy automatic weapons fire. PFC Mullervy immediately assaulted the hostile positions and brought heavy fire upon the enemy. As he continued the assault, he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. PFC Mullervy's personal bravery, professional integrity, an devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.