The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +

CHARLES MICHAEL YATES


is honored on Panel 14E, Line 65 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of PFC Charles M. Yates

    Posted on 9/20/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    PFC Charles M. Yates was serving as a rifleman of the Third Platoon of Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry while on a search and destroy mission. The unit was brought under fire by a sizable enemy force armed with automatic weapons. PFC Yates was wounded in the initial contact but refused to be evacuated, choosing instead to help the other wounded personnel. Moving through the heavy fire fight in order to reach the other wounded personnel and render medical aid, PFC Yates successfully treated one of the wounded men and assisted him to safety, he returned to aid the other wounded personnel. But as he moved through the embattled area, his movements were detected by the enemy and he was fatally wounded. PFC Yates actions undoubtedly saved the lives of several of his wounded comrades. His outstanding aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army. [Taken from PFC Yates’ Silver Star citation on cacti35th.org]
    MORE
  • Best big brother

    Posted on 8/9/15 - by Cindy Heard Freckman cfreckman@charter.net
    Dear brother Mike: I reconnected with Lawrence. We so fondly shared memories of you. We both love you so much and miss you. Rest well.
    Love Cindy
    MORE
  • 48 years ago today Jan. 21

    Posted on 1/21/15 - by Cindy Heard Freckman
    48 years ago today, you lost your life in Vietnam, which broke the heart of your family. We will never forget and never stop loving you.
    Cindy
    MORE
  • Memorial Day 2014

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by Cindy Freckman
    Thank u for your sacrifice big brother. Although I wish you'd have come home instead. Miss you always. All my love, Cindy
  • still thinking of you

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by jim lagoni
    I still think of you and our friendship.
    MORE
1 2 3

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.