Michael Jenning Hotchkiss — Spec 4, A Co. 2nd BN, 8th Cav, 1st Cav Div, USA; 12 OCT 1946 — 9 Aug 1967;
On 9 Aug 1967, elements of the 1st Calvary Division got into a fight at Landing Zone PAT in the Song Re Valley area of Quang Ngai Province. The engagement cost the lives of 11 Americans soldiers: 6 infantrymen, four helo crewmen, and one artillery observer. Michael graduated from Anaheim High School. His parents were residents on Violet Lantern at the time of his death. His name is located on Panel 24E Row 95 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with one star, Republic of Vietnam Combat Medal.