Michael Massey of Dodge City, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Michael Massey

Vietnam Veteran, U.S. Army

Michael Massey.

Photo courtesy of Nate Massey.
Michael Massey while on duty in Vietnam
U.S. Army, Co. D, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USStratcom.
Photo courtesy of his father, Nate Massey

Michael Massey.

Photo courtesy of his father,  Nate Massey.
Michael Massey while on duty in Vietnam
In the photo at left, Mike is at right. In the photo at right, Mike is at left.
U.S. Army, Co. D, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USStratcom.
Photo courtesy of his father, Nate Massey

Michael Massey.

Photo courtesy of his father,  Nate Massey.
Michael Massey, at right, while on duty in Vietnam
U.S. Army, Co. D, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USStratcom.
Photo courtesy of his father, Nate Massey

Michael Massey.

Photo courtesy of his father,  Nate Massey.
Michael Massey with a machine gun, at left, while on duty in Vietnam
U.S. Army, Company D, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USStratcom.
Photo courtesy of his father, Nate Massey


From: "Michael S. Copper"   mcopper@bellsouth.net
To: "Jerry Ferrin"   jdf@theriver.com
Date: 23 Nov 2006

Dear Mr. Ferrin,

Thanks for the email.

Yes, this is the Mike Massey I talk about on my web pages. I may have well taken the photo you enclosed. I would be interested in any more photos you may have.

Mike was from Dodge City when I met him in Vietnam.

I do remember a lot about Mike. For our first 6 months in Vietnam we were buddies. After about 6 months Mike was shipped to Chu Lai to work as a telephone cable splicer. I remained at the company headquarters in Phu Tai, just outside of the port city of Qui Nhon.

Mike remained in Chu Lai until the end of his tour. The last time I saw Mike was July 1968. He was being reassigned to Fort Hood, Texas. Mike and I had a mutual friend named Bob Oliver from Dallas, Texas. Bob was out of the Army when Mike was posted to Fort Hood. I did find out that Mike and Bob hooked up in Texas. If you could locate Robert Ed Oliver you could find out more about Mike. I have not been able to locate Bob. I have tried to find Mike but with no luck. I now wonder if Mike is still alive and what happened to him.

We had a memorial service for one of our Soldiers who died in Chu Lai. At the service Mike played Taps on a loaned Bugle. Prior to coming to Vietnam Mike was in a Dodge City band called the "Soul Kings."

Mike was not in the 101st Airborne. Our unit designation was Co. D, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USStratcom. Co. D, shipped to Vietnam from Fort Polk, La, in 1966. Mike and I got to Vietnam in July 1966, by airplane.

You are welcome to call me about Mike. More stories are coming to mind as I sit here typing this email.

Have a nice holiday,

Regards,
Mike Copper
Delray Beach, Fl.


Web pages by Dr. Michael S. Copper:

Arrival at Company D, 40th Signal Battalion, Qui Nhon, RVN, by Dr. Michael Copper.

Arrival at the 40th Signal Battalion (Construction) - Long Binh, by Michael Copper.

Cable Splicing School, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, Vietnam, by Dr. Mike Copper.

Photographs: Company D, 40th Signal Battalion, Qui Nhon, An Khe, Phu Tai and Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1967- 1969, by Michael S. Copper.

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Also see:

Joseph Pierce Massey, father of Ralph Nathan Massey, grandfather of Nate Massey, great-grandfather of Michael Massey.

Nate Massey, father of Michael Massey.

Ralph and Blanche Massey, paternal grandparents of Michael Massey.

David Massey, paternal uncle of Mike Massey.

John Robert Massey, D.D.S., paternal uncle of Mike Massey.

Artha Lee (Van Horn) Massey Surber, wife of Joseph Pierce Massey, paternal great-grandmother of Mike Massey.


Thanks to Nate Massey (Ralph Nathan Massey, Jr.) for these photographs of his son, and to Super Kim for forwarding the images for use on this web site.

Thanks to Mike Massey's friend and comrade in arms, Mike Copper (Dr. Michael S. Copper), for contributing his memories of Mike Massey for this page.

If you are a friend, relative or acquaintance of Mike Massey's, your memories and images of him are welcomed for publication on this page.

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