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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My friend

    Posted on 7/19/16 - by Len Cowling, LTC SF(retired)
    I still think of Abel after all these years, he and I were in the same platoon in OCS, I would not finished with out his leadership and help, and will never forget him. All of us that returned will never know why we did and they did'nt, there is no answer to that. I will never understand, but I will never forget my friend.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/30/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Captain Abel,

    Thank you for your service, and REST IN PEACE.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/25/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Charles Seaborn Abel, Served with the 68th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Charles Seaborn Abel, 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
  • Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 64-14088

    Posted on 10/10/12 - by

    Crew members included CPT Charles S. Abel (KIA), WO1 Edwin R. Higgins (KIA), SP4 Kenneth R. Bertsch (KIA), and AN Roger D. Childers (KIA). Airman Childers was Navy personnel, training as a gunner with the 68th. The 'Top Tigers' were called upon to supply a platoon and a heavy fire team to support a classified operation. Was 1 of 2 gunships escorting 5 slicks with troops. Landing zone was missed because of weather. The flight attempted return to base when they became separated in heavy rain. Flight 088 seen slowing and entering trees with the aircraft settled thru tree. Conditions of low ceiling, heavy rain, ground fog, and poor visibility contributed to the accident. Aircraft and crew were initially reported as missing in action. [Taken from]

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The Wall of Faces

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