Memorials & Tributes Honoring Michael continued.   Page 5 of 6...

  • May 20, 2006 – MsgSgt Skiles (sniper) places Mike's dog tags atop hill at Camp Pendleton. During battle of Fallujah,  Mike was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Fallujah. He was considered one of their own and honored by putting his wings along with other fallen from 1st Marine Division. Skiles spoke at Mike's Memorial Service. (right top & center)
  • May 2006 – Plaque dedicated to Michael and fellow pilot Gerry Bloomfield at Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, CA, when Michael’s HMLA-369 squadron returns from Iraq. (bottom left)
  • Apr 2006 – Family’s Century Boat christened “Gunfighter 26” after Michael. (bottom left center)
  • Mar 2006 – Michael posthumously promoted to Major.
  • Mar 15, 2006 – Gunshot 66 Plaque displayed in USMC Ready Room in Iraq. (bottom right center & right)
  • Jan 31, 2006 - International Star Registry – star Hercules RA 16H 38m 6s 35 5’ renamed after Michael by Michael’s dear friend Katie Ashford.
  • 2006 – Shortly after Michael’s death, high school friend Brian Franklin composes and performs the song "Build a House" in memory of Michael
  • Dec 25, 2005-06 - Quilts designed by sister-in-law Uzma one displaying treasured photos of Michael
  • Dec 25, 2005 - Engraved silver dog tags with laser picture designed by sister Lauri and worn by family members.             Continued on following page.