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is honored on Panel 56E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Friend since 1956

    Posted on 12/19/14 - by Curt Waldon
    Chuck, we grew up together, went to junior high and high school together. Went to different colleges but always kept in touch.Built cars together as soon as we could drive. You joined the Army, I joined the Air Force. We last saw each other at my brothers wedding. We mourned your death at your funeral. Your parents were broken but survived after your death. I have some of your art work is worth a lot to me.
    We miss you, your old friends Curt, Colin, and Steve
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Charles Frank McGowen, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Photo

    Posted on 7/6/11 - by Ram Chavez
  • My Buddy

    Posted on 6/30/10 - by Richard H. Grover
    Chuck, we helped each other through some tough times and I wish you could have come home. I've thought of you so much through the years and kept in touch with your parents until they passed on. They loved and missed you so much as we all do. RIP my Friend.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/15/10 - by Robert Sage
    Chuck is buried at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder, CO. PH
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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.