VIETNAM - MATTHEWS, CHARLES CROCKETT

Matthews, Charles Crockett

VIETNAM - MATTHEWS, CHARLES CROCKETT
MATTHEWS, CHARLES CROCKETT

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 26-Dec-1946

Hometown: Clyde, North Carolina

Marital status: Married to Marry A. Matthews

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-May-1968

Start of tour: 23-Jun-1969

Incident date: 13-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 13-Aug-1969

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Charles Crockett Matthews was killed while commander of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Tank commander on tank on combat operation Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XU 693 088

Place of interment: Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Waynesville, North Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 032 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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