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CHARLES EDWARD DARR


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 98 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • from your granddaughter

    Posted on 12/17/18
    You may never know how i am but i am your granddaughter my mom is your daughter (Allison) she looks just like you i always say so sorry you never got to meet her but i want you to know she is the greatest mother ever and is one of the kindest people i know though you never got to meet her we think abbot yo often and think of the lives you saved and just want you to know she thinks of you so does my grandma Donna she misses you too. I am a freshman in high school and mom is a kinder garden teacher -just know you live on through us and our story's.
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  • THANK YOU

    Posted on 3/31/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Major Charles Darr,
    Thank you for your service as a Bombardier-Navigator. I am glad you were identified in 1989. Welcome home. Today is Holy Saturday, and Passover just began. Happy Easter. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Charles Darr and his wife befriended me in OTS

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Tim Bevins yrider04@gmail.com
    I've never forgotten the genuine kindness and generosity of Charles and his wife towards me. Just knowing I had friends outside of the training cadre, so to speak, helped me immensely.
    God rest his soul. He was a very good man.
    Thank you.
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  • Remembering

    Posted on 8/27/16
    At 16 years, I won an all expenses paid trip to DC. Visited the Wall & purchased a random bracelet with a veterans name etched on it. Located the name on the Wall & traced his name. Major Charles E Darr. I am 43 now and think of him & his family occasionally. Have never forgotten his name or his sacrifice. RIP Mr. Darr & may God be with you.
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  • Final Mission of MAJ Charles E. Darr

    Posted on 12/17/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On December 21, 1972, a B-52 bomber from the 72nd Strat Wing, Anderson AFB Guam, was sent on a bombing mission during the famed Christmas Bombings during that month. By the 21st, when the B-52 departed for the Hanoi region, 8 B-52's and several fighter bombers had been lost since December 18, and 43 flyers had been captured or killed during the same period. The Christmas Bombings, despite press accounts to the contrary, were of the most precise the world had seen. Pilots involved in the immense series of strikes generally agree that the strikes against anti-aircraft and strategic targets was so successful that the U.S., had it desired, "could have taken the entire country of Vietnam by inserting an average Boy Scout troop in Hanoi and marching them southward." A very high percentage of B-52 aircrew were captured immediately and returned in 1973, a much higher percentage than strategists imagined. Beyond that number, several were known to have made it safely to the ground, yet did not return for unknown reasons. When the B-52 from 72 Strat Wing, Guam was hit by a surface-to-air missile in the early hours of December 21, 1972, the fate of the crewmembers was varied. Multiple emergency beepers were heard by aircraft in the area, indicating that several of the crew members had safely bailed out of the crippled aircraft. James Lollar was captured and subsequently released in March the following year. The U.S. did not know he had been captured. CAPT Ronald D. Perry's remains were returned exactly 3 years to the day from the day he was shot down. The remains of CAPT Randall J. Craddock, COL Bobby A. Kirby, CAPT George B. Lockhart and MAJ Charles E. Darr were returned six days short of the sixteenth anniversary of their shoot-down. The positive identifications of the second group to be returned were announced in August 1989. Another returned POW, Ernest Moore, mentioned that he believed Darr had been held at the "Zoo" in Hanoi, but the U.S. never changed Darr's status from Missing to Prisoner. George B. Lockhart is a 1969 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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