Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/15/13 - by Curt CarterDear SP4 Charles Wesley Bird, 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 ForgottenPosted on 5/20/11Specialist 4 Charles Wesley Bird was born on January 16, 1943 in Belle, West Virginia. He is a 1961 graduate of Dupont High School in Belle, West Virginia. Charles worked for Ford Motor Company at the Rawsonville Plant and was married three months before entering the Army on October 24, 1966. He lived in Ypsilanti residing with his wife's parents until his induction. Specialist 4 Bird began his tour of duty in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam on April 17, 1967 serving with D Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division as an infantryman. Charles died as a result of enemy small arms fire on October 14, 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. Charles Wesley Bird is survived by his wife and a brother. He lived for 24 years, 8 months and 28 days. He is resting in Montgomery Memorial Park in Fayette, West Virginia. Rest in peace with the warriors.MORE
We RememberPosted on 11/21/10 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgCharles is buried at Montgomery Memorial Park, Fayette, WV. BSM PH
Elusive Butterfly of LovePosted on 3/15/0841 years later you still hold a special place in my heart.
Never ForgottenPosted on 8/29/05 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comYour service and ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered by those who view this virtual WALL, and by those who served in Vietnam.MORE
May God bless you and give you peace.
Forever in our heats and memories....from your Nam-brothers-in-arms
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.