Michael Waddell, U.S. Marine Corps
City of Residence: Prescott
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Dates of Service: 1967-88
I was in the Marine Corps and am a Vietnam veteran. Active duty 1967-71 ...USMC Reserves 1971-88 ... retired after 20 years with a final rank of Major (0-4) ... In Vietnam I was a platoon commander with 3rd Recon Bn. 3rd Marine Division.... Was in Bravo Co. at Khe Sanh during the siege. Various individual awards, the highest being Bronze Star with combat V. and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. By trade, I was a high school math teacher in Orange County, California, for 32 years. I retired in 2003 and moved to Prescott in January 2015 after my wife retired. I also spent 31 summers working with the Devil Pup Program at Camp Pendleton, California. I see that Prescott sends at least five youths to this program each summer.