Photo remembrance of Charles Edward SellnerPosted on 8/29/14 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MinnesotaThe photo is Charles’ 1963 senior class picture from Benilde High School. The photo was provided by Herb Reckinger Jr. of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Thank you Herb!MORE
Charles, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you Charles for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answer the call to duty.
You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Charles.
Charles Edward SellnerPosted on 3/13/14 - by Vicki SellnerHe was my big brother. I miss him every day and think what he could have accomplished. He has nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews who only knnow him through memories of my brothers and sister.MORE
He loved his wife and his Corvettes. He was drafted and went to serve his country. He died in his 25th year.
A young classmatePosted on 11/26/13 - by Tom muellerChuck,I remember your face,your voice,I was in the army at the same time,as many of our age were.I will remember always your service,and my heart is bursting with the thought of your sacrifice.God bless your family.we all love youMORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/7/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear WO Charles Edward Sellner, 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
A High School FriendPosted on 5/22/07 - by Bill Scheurer firstname.lastname@example.orgI was just in D.C. and went to the Vietnam Memorial. While there I was reminded that a classmate of mine died in the war; it was Chuck. I looked up his name on the wall, and was powerfully moved.MORE
I went to Benilde High School with Chuck. We has some classes together. I remember him as a very popular person with a killer smile. The girls were all over him. It turns out that everyone like this man.
I wasn't a close friend and lost touch upon graduation. Some years later I learned of his fate.
Now, in my 60's I look back almost 40 years and imagine this great loss. He was so young. He missed so much. I am very sorry for him, his wife and family, and for all of us. He was a very good man!
Live every day.
We RememberPosted on 12/11/04 - by Robert Sage email@example.comCharles is buried at Ft Snelling Nat Cem.
If I should die...remembrances for WO1 Charles Edward SELLNER, USA...Minneapolis's bravest hero!!!!!Posted on 9/29/03 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
To my uncle Charles to whom I've never metPosted on 3/9/03 - by Audra McNuttI want to remember my uncle by the many stories, I have heard from my mother and grandmother. I love my uncle very much, in a very spiritual way. I often feel that he is here with me through the hard times I have encountered. My mother keeps his spirit a live. A couple of years ago, I saw my uncle's medals and it made me cry to know that this was one thing I missed out on, was to meet the one uncle who had sereved for this country.MORE
A Namesake BrotherPosted on 11/15/02 - by Charles Edward SellnerI came across this memorial by accident. But I have been deeply touched in a way that is hard to explain. My name is Charles Edward Sellner, I was born in September of 1967. I feel I would be honored to learn more of this young hero who has connections with me in such an unusual way.MORE
If any of his family sees this, I would be deeply honored to learn more of his life.
The five that died 1/02/69Posted on 9/18/02 - by Toni MillerI did not know Charles but through the magic of the internet I discovered he was killed in the same helicopter crash as my older brother Robert Wayne Jantz. There were three others on that helicopter besides Charles and Bobby and they were all under 30, the oldest being 28. The youngest, my brother, being 21. I have often thought of the families of the other young men that parished with my brother and now I have names and in some cases faces to include in my prayers. To the family of Charles Edward Sellner, may God bless and keep you always.MORE
For ChuckPosted on 2/10/01I remember Chuck, others and I would carpool often to and from Benilde. We really did not have tooMORE
much in common besides living in Minnetonka and going to the same high school. But I appreciated
that Chuck was able to buy the "refreshments" for the party after the big Benilde/DeLaSalle basketball
game. Colt 45 always packed a punch back in those days.
I was amazed when I learned that Chuck joined the service, because he didn't seem the type. And I was
devasted when I learned of his death. His passing meant much more to me after I spent my tour of
duty in the Invantry in Nam. Every time I visit The Wall I make it a point to locate Chuck's name and get
a rubbing. Remembering is something I often do.
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.