RememberancePosted on 3/6/16 - by William Bliss email@example.comI was 12 years old in 1967 and lived in Montvale NJ. My parents and I visited a small white Methodist church off Spring Valley Road. I remember seeing Bigham with his parents in the same church from time to time. One particular Sunday when his parents entered the church I noticed that his mom was crying, I turned to my mother who explained that their son had just been killed in Vietnam.MORE
For some reason I remembered that day in church, almost 50 years ago. I was haunted by it for some reason.
My memory of bigham consists of him being tall with a tall crop of dark hair like Fonzie. He always had a smile on his face too. I guess he was one of the true heroes from Bergen County.
Semper FiPosted on 9/2/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSemper Fi, Marine.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 9/2/13 - by Curt CarterDear LCPL Charles Frederick Bigham, sirMORE
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
Never forgetPosted on 11/1/12 - by Steven Hiller Svhiller@mac.com
I was with Charlie when died in Vietnam...we were so close to going home...In 2010 I went back to cua viet and had my own ceremony for Charlie and Wayne on that beach.
RememberancePosted on 7/19/12 MORE
Never ForgottenPosted on 2/24/12 MORE
We RememberPosted on 1/14/11 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgCharles is buried at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.
I RememberPosted on 2/1/10
I served in boot camp with Bingham. We only used last names then. RIP Marine. Durham, GA.
CHILDHOOD FRIENDPosted on 5/28/08 - by Tom Egleston email@example.comChas,MORE
We had some real good times together growing up, in Scouts and just horsing around. You died much too young.
May you rest in peace.
LCPL Charles F. Bigham, USMCPosted on 8/2/04 - by Jim McIlhenney firstname.lastname@example.org MORE
Friend rememberedPosted on 7/23/99 - by Bill Craig email@example.comCharlie: As kids we played ball in the street until the lights came on, then the game was over. You, Jedh Barker and I were all in country at the same time, in different areas of operation. For you and Jedh the untimate game came to and I was left with the memory of two childhood friends who were gone when I came home.MORE
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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.
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.