1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary
A page dedicated to remembering the life of 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Cleary. He is the reason why Run for the Fallen began.
Caption 1: Portrait commissioned in honor of Mike. The portrait now hangs in the Admissions Building at Mike’s alma mater, Hamilton College.
Caption 3: Award winning short story about Mike titled, “O“.
Caption 4: Mike’s family established the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund in 2006 to aid wounded veterans, help other Gold Star families, and support organizations which support veterans. You can help make a difference in the lives of those who need it. Donate to the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund.
Senator Bob Casey gave a floor tribute to Mike a day before his 27th birthday, April 3rd, 2008.
• COP Cleary – Command Post Cleary, Iraq named in honor of Mike, was dedicated in honor of Mike in 2007 as well as a chapel erected on the Post in July 2008.