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  PFC Michael George Kindred    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Alpha Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Michael George Kindred, who died in the service of his country on February 9th, 1968 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Friendly Fire (Artillery). At the time of his death Michael was 21 years of age. He was from San Jose, California. Michael is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 38E, Line 53.

The decorations earned by PFC Michael George Kindred 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.

Mike is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery San Jose, CA

(His Army Commendation Medal)

The Army Commendation Medal is Presented Posthumously to Private First Class Michael G Kindred

For meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Kindred distinguished himself while serving as an Infantryman with Company A, 1/35th Infantry during the period November 1967 to February 1968. Upon joining his unit, Private First Class Kindred demonstrated a working knowledge of infantry tactics and a strong determination to excel on all missions assigned. Whether on a listening post, a search and destroy operation, or a combat assault; he constantly proved himself to be a valuable asset to his company. He adjusted well to the continually changing combat situation despite the inherent hardships and dangers. Through his professional integrity and personal concern for his comrades, Private First Class Kindred earned the highest earned the respect and admiration of his entire company. On 9 February 1968, Company A was on a search and destroy mission west of Hoi An when it engaged a large force of NVA. In the ensuring fire fight, Private First Class Kindred was mortally wounded. His outstanding achievements, personal courage, and 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.