General Note / OCR
(USMC) Michael L. Sweeney, originally from Denison, Texas, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 until 1980. Mike served in Vietnam from 1965 until 1969. From 1965 to 1966, and again in 1967 after completing the Amphibious Warfare School at Quantico, Virginia, he was the Commanding Officer (CO), Marine Detachment aboard the USS Hancock. In the spring and summer of 1968, he was CO, K Co. 3d Battalion 7th Marines. In the summer and fall of 1968, he was Aide to the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, and in the winter and spring of 1969, he was Operations Officer, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Mike took part in a number of operations while in-country, inculding JASPER SQUARE, ALLEN BROOKE, and MEADE RIVER. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1980.