Cpl Michael Lee Mayne
Born Oct. 9, 1987 in Ilion, NY
Died Feb. 23, 2009 in Iraq
Corporal Michael Mayne of Burlington Flats, New York. He was the son of Lee and Cathy (Francisco) Mayne. With his two friends Tony and Tom, he joined the Boy Scouts. His Eagle Scout project dedicated poles and flags for each branch of the United States Armed Forces on the Burlington Flats Veterans Memorial Park. Michael also played football, basketball and golf in high school, and participated in the ski club, Jr. Rifle and Sport rifle team at the Burlington Flats Fish & Game Club. Michael was a first rate friend, he was a natural born leader. He offered to many his unique sense of humor and compassion for others. For one so young it is hard to imagine the diverse depths of Michael: be it his commitment to Boy Scouts, his family, close friends, God, and Country. After graduation from Edmeston, he joined the United States Army in July of 2006. Before his Iraq deployment, Michael was stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the home base of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division. The brigade deployed to Diyala Province in Iraq last fall for a yearlong tour of duty. Michael’s military awards include the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Iraqi Service Ribbon decorated with the Bronze Star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart posthumously. Michael was killed during combat northeast of Baghdad. Michael was buried in Burlington Flats Cemetery in Burlington Flats, New York.
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