Michael Ray Hunter

Michael Ray Hunter was born 1-AUG 1950.  His father was Thomas Eugene Hunter 1929–2018.  His mother was Helen Darlene Ray Hunter 1931–2013.  The family lived in Elsberry MO.  Michael one sister: Karen.

Michael was drafted in the Army, and he started his Vietnam tour on 20-SEP 1970.  Specialist Four Michael Ray Hunter was serving with 532nd Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 26th GS Group, Army Support Command Danang, 1st Logistical Command, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

Michael R. Hunter was driving an M54 5-ton gun heavy truck named “Ace of Spades” along Route 9, providing convoy security during line haul missions between Vandergrift base and Khe Sanh Airfield. On 16-FEB 1971, during one of these missions, the ground along the side of the road gave way enroute to Khe Sanh and the Ace of Spades went over a steep embankment and rolled to the bottom. SP4 Hunter was fatally injured in the incident.

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