CHARLES H CRANE
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

CHARLES HENRY CRANE

WALL NAME

CHARLES H CRANE

PANEL / LINE

9E/37

DATE OF BIRTH

12/12/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/19/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MOLOKAI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Maui County

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES HENRY CRANE
POSTED ON 12.12.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

We can never truly repay the great debt we owe our fallen heroes. May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace SGT. Crane, I salute your brave soul.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sgt Charles Crane,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is Presidents' Weekend, and good time to remember those who serve. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.8.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother

Peace with Honor

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.
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POSTED ON 9.8.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother

Ambush

The Boi Loi Woods lay about 25 kilometers northwest of Cu Chi. Like the nearby Ho Bo Woods, the Boi Loi was a long-time sanctuary for VC (and increasingly NVA) forces. When the 25th Infantry Division arrived at Cu Chi in early 1966 a major objective was to reduce the value of these areas to the enemy - and that meant extensive search-and-destroy missions.

On 19 July 1966, Company A, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry was conducting such a mission in the Boi Loi Woods when it was ambushed by a main force VC battalion. Twenty-four Americans died in the bitter fight which followed. They were

PFC Hearne W. Beaver, Beacon Falls, CT
PFC Kenneth M. Branaman, Seymour, IN
PFC Dannie J. Brewington, Broadway, NC
PFC Jack M. Brown, Washington, DC
SP4 Thomas J. Butler, New York, NY
SP4 Rodger D. Clawson, Allegan, MI
SGT Charles H. Crane, Molokai, HI
SP4 Bernard Dillard, Chicago, IL
PFC John T. Doike, Honolulu, HI
PFC Charles R. Fleming, Charlotte, NC
SP4 Jose C. Gosse, San Francisco, CA
PSGT Bernard A. Green, Los Angeles, CA
PFC Dallas E. Green, Oliver Springs, TN
SGT David W. Holmes, Crossville, TN
SGT Meredith G. Hubbard, Detroit, MI
SP4 Lamond J. Jackson, St Louis, MO
PFC Allen L. Jelinek, Cleveland, OH
PFC Douglas H. Knott, Dayton, OH
SSG Michael J. Mummel, Reidsville, NC
SP4 Leroy E. Peterson, Coon Rapids, MN
PFC Eugenio Rosado-Rodriguez, Ponce, PR
PFC Robert W. Ruhl, Lansdowne, MD
CPL Turner L. Thompson, Talihina, OK
PFC Lawrence H. Wilson, Lorane, OR
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POSTED ON 7.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Charles Henry Crane, 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
[email protected]
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