Scope and Contents
Two copies of Michael Nelson Shahan's book 'Suddenly the Silence was Broken' documents his service in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division from January 1967-February 1968.
Biographical / Historical
Michael Nelson Shahan joined the Marine Corps in 1966 and served in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division from January 1967 - February 1968. Among other duties during his Marine career, he also commanded the Marine Detachment aboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1986 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Shahan passed away on 1 October 2008.