VIETNAM - RICHARDS, CHARLES H JR

Richards, Charles Howard Jr

VIETNAM - RICHARDS, CHARLES H JR
RICHARDS, CHARLES H JR

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 36K – Tactical Wire Operations Specialist

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Operation Akron

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 18-Aug-1946

Hometown: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Marital status: Married to Patricia W. Richards

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 19-Jun-1967

Date of casualty: 16-Jul-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Charles H.  Richards Jr died as a result of metal fragment wounds received in a combat operation.  (24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh)

Ten Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Raymond Desmond Crowder Jr
SP4 William Jerry Dillon
PFC Edward Lee Fails Jr
SP4 Russell Louis Filiberti
SP4 Blaine Wilson Landers
PFC Bobby Louis Murphy
PFC Charles Howard Richards Jr
SSG Wayne Thomas Schumacher
SP5 William Norman Scott
PFC Leonard Vito Tedesco

Location of fatality: Unknown, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 23E 081 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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