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is honored on Panel 15W, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/6/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Charles Elton Ferrell, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Charles Elton FERRELL, USA...who died for our country!!!!!!

    Posted on 10/3/11 - by
    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
  • Honor

    Posted on 11/10/10 - by Jillie Turner
    Hi Charles,

    I just wanted to tell you thank you for your service in the Army. I am doing a research assignment about you in my sophomore English class. We have the same birthday. I was born in 1994. Thank you for sacrificing your life for my freedom.
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    Posted on 9/27/10 - by
  • My Father

    Posted on 9/26/10 - by CW5 Ralph Elton Ferrell
    Though I did know you well since I was only 7 when you died, I feel the loss daily. I think you would be proud to know that I am also a Helicopter Pilot and Instructor Pilot with the Army. For those that knew him, please contact me as I would really like to know who and what kind of man my father was. Bless all of you that served and gave all.

    Photo is Captain Ferrell's son. 
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The Wall of Faces

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