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is honored on Panel 50W, Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I was with you when you were killed on July 25, 1968

    Posted on 6/5/17 - by Sgt. Danny Chrisler
    Charles, I was the track commander on Track #10 the day you were killed.You were our new medic and we were just getting to know each other. When we were ambushed that morning, I was blown out of the cupola by a rocket propelled grenade going completely through the hatch cover. I was blown across the road, when I crawled back to the track, I was yelling for the medic because I had shrapnel wounds. Just then I saw another rocket propelled grenade strike the M60 machine gun shield that you were standing behind firing the machine gun. You were doing a great job, but everything exploded killing you instantly. We knew each other such a short time, I had forgotten your name until I found it today. I was from Wisconsin and remembered that you were from Illinois. I love you man and you died a HERO in my eyes. You were dusted off with me and I took care of you as much as I could. You are my HERO, Sgt. Danny Chrisler.
  • memorys

    Posted on 5/7/16 - by jim pekny
    WE still miss you every day bro Jim Pekny
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Charles Dennis Pekny, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/30/10 - by Robert Sage
    Charles is buried at Chapel Hill Gardens in Elmhurst, IL. PH
  • my brother

    Posted on 12/10/09 - by john pekny

    we miss you every day and will never forget you

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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.