We RememberPosted on 5/1/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgCharles is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, KS.
NEVER FORGOTTENPosted on 7/25/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.com
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Teaching VietnamPosted on 5/6/03 - by Jackie Garrett SwaffordSitting here after the teaching Vietnam War to high school students and showing the movie, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, I couldn't help but remember Charles Robert Bales. We grew up in the same church and I remember how devastating it was to his parents (friends of my parents), our church, and our small town. My prayers are with his family, as I know they still miss him.MORE
YesterdayPosted on 2/10/01 - by resI did not know Charles but I shared many good times with his brother Ray. I spent the evening with Ray
the day the news came.
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.