Michael Scott Speicher
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy


Adopted on 26 September 2000

Name: Michael Scott Speicher
Rank/Branch: LCDR (O4) United States Navy
Unit: Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 81 USS Saratoga
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Jacksonville, Florida
Date of Loss: 17 January, 1991
Country of Loss: Iraq
Loss Coordinates:
Status (in 2000):
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F/A-18Hornet

Other Personnel in Incident: None

Source: (a) GulfLink (b) The Gulf War Memorial

REMARKS: Shot down in his F-18 on the opening day of the war. He is the father of two children. He is remembered at: Row 3 Block 3 on The Gulf War Veterans Memorial.

SYNOPSIS: "Operation Just Cause only sends out adoptions of POW/MIA(s) from Vietnam. There are no official POW/MIA(s) from the Gulf War. There is an effort to declare Speicher a POW but that has not been done as of yet. I agree it should be we will have to wait and see if it happens." Quote e-mailed to me by Marilyn Grote, Adoption Team Leader, Operation Just Cause

Credit where credit is due!
Graphics on this link by Ron Fleischer.

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