Rest in Peace Chuck.Posted on 12/30/15 - by Amy email@example.comI am sorry that I never got to meet you when you hung around my brother Mark. I dated your brother Mark for years and love your family. I still talk to your Dad and Mark once in awhile. I always swing by your and your Mom's grave when I'm at Fernwood seeing to my family's graves. Rest in Peace until we meet one day in heaven.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/22/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear SP4 Charles Leroy Stewart Jr, 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
Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter CH-47C tail number 69-17119Posted on 11/7/12 - by email@example.com
While operating in the Dinh Tuong Province with a crew of five and 17 passengers on board, 69-17119 was struck in flight by a SA-7 'Strella' shoulder launched heat seeking missile. The aircraft crashed into a flooded rice field in the Mekong Delta, southwest of Saigon, and was destroyed. There were no survivors. The helicopter was on a courier run from Saigon to Can Tho when it was hit near My Tho, about 35 miles from Saigon. The crew consisted of CAPT Steven D. Howard, CW2 Ronald L. Vanlandingham, SP5 David E. Wischemann, SP4 Richard B. Freeman, and SP4 Timothy A. Thomas. Passengers included SP4 James D. Brown, SP4 Louis O. Calderon, SP4 Roger R. Chambliss, SP4 Raymond L. Goodchild, SP4 Milton C. Hunter, SP4 Charles L. Stewart Jr., SP4 Delbert R. Wood, CAPT Dennis W. Finnegan, SSGT Charles A. McSwiney Jr., and 1LT Kenneth J. Spencer. [Taken from vhpa.org]
RemembrancePosted on 3/8/12 - by Ruth Babcock MORE
We RememberPosted on 12/19/09 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgCharles is buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone, MI. BSM AM PH
Angel DayPosted on 10/31/09 - by 60's GirlOn this your angel day I wanted to express my gratitude to you for your service to our country and for the greatest sacrifice any man can make – your precious life.MORE
Many have said that the Vietnam War was a pointless war and that the loss of your life was in useless, but I do not feel that this is true. Your service and sacrifice have not been in vain, but has been a source of healing and hope. This is signified in all the messages left by the youth of our nation on this sacred site. I read their comments and know that you are not forgotten by them and that you and your brothers-in-arms will be an influence for good for generations to come.
I will always remember you and the others on The Wall. I will do my utmost best to never to forget you and to do all that I can do to keep your memory alive. Even if it is just to leave a message here on your remembrance page on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site. This is my promise to you and the others.
Rest well now and know that you are always remembered by this humble American Girl.
I will remember you alwaysPosted on 2/6/05 - by Griff email@example.comCharlie, thanks for the "birthday c-rat cake." After we were separated I went to visit you and Red told me the bad news-you were gone.I ask myself everyday-why you? Rest in peace, Charlie.MORE
thank youPosted on 4/9/03Charles,MORE
Thank you for sacrificing your friends, family, and future for our wonderful country. You are a true American Hero.
Thank you and God Bless,
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.