Michael A Dickinson


CALHOUN, MI, USA

U.S. Army

SSG, COMPANY A, 9TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, FORT BRAGG, NC

BALAD, IRAQ 07/17/2006


Jason Feasel, Michael A. Dickinson II’s best friend, was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in July 2003. When Dickinson returned from Iraq that month, his first stop was Feasel’s hospital room.

It meant a lot to see him coming through the door, Feasel said. He would do anything for anyone just like he did for his country.

Dickinson, 26, of Battle Creek, Mich., was killed by a sniper July 17 in Ramadi. He was assigned to Fort Bragg and was on his third tour. He had also served two tours in Afghanistan.

A 1998 high school graduate, Dickinson played percussion in band, and was an athlete, playing football, basketball and tennis. His mother noted that he was quite popular with the girls.

He was a cutie pie, said Vicki Dickinson.

Dickinson, who had begun studying to be a physician’s assistant, was also survived by his wife, Glorygrace; a 2-year-old daughter, Abigail; and four stepchildren.

During his visit with Feasel, Dickinson left a gift.

He had just bought a DVD player and he said, ‘Hey man, you got a better use for this.’ And I watched a ton of DVDs. He would give you the shirt off his back, said Feasel.

Michael’s portrait is also on Poster 8