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The Life of MICHAEL G. HOYER

An 18-year-old Reading marine was killed Tuesday while on patrol duty in the Da Jang
Republic of South Viet Nam.
The victim was Pfc. Michael G. Hoyer, son of Gerard an d Ma r g a r e t (Shaeffer ) Hoyer, of 1032
Windsor St. He had enlisted i n the U.S. Marine Corps last August. 
Born in Reading, he was graduated from Central Catholic  High School in June, 1964.
The deceased was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Jn addit ion to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Patrick, and two sisters: Judith and Mary, all at
home.
Also his maternal grandparents: Mr . and Mrs. Spencer Schaeffer, Reading.
The W h e I a n & M o u n t z Funeral Home will arrange  services after the body is returned
to Reading.

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Military Service

War:
Vietnam War
Branch:
Marines

2016.03.07
Life History

Pfc. Michael Hoyer

Pfc. Michael Hoyer was killed in combat in South Vietnam in 1965 while on patrol. According to a Reading Eagle article in 1968, PFC. Hoyer was the first Berks County casualty of the Vietnam War. Pfc. Hoyer was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery. The Reading Eagle Originally Published: 5/24/2012
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