Dumdei, Charles Marion


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 13A – Field Artillery Basic

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 2-Nov-1948

Hometown: Pemberton, Minnesota

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-May-1968

Start of tour: 7-Oct-1968

Incident date: 18-Dec-1968

Date of casualty: 18-Dec-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Charles Marion Dumdei died from wound received while at command post when area came under hostile mortar attack. / (Individual transported to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, where he later expired.)

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
PFC Robert Lynn Bone
SP4 Norman Harvey Clark
SP4 Ricky Fay Cossey
PFC Charles Marion Dumdei
PFC Ronald Lee Hovis

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Alma City Cemetery, Janesville, Minnesota, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 36W 039 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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