CHARLES E CRUTCHFIELD
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

CHARLES ELLIS CRUTCHFIELD

WALL NAME

CHARLES E CRUTCHFIELD

PANEL / LINE

5E/117

DATE OF BIRTH

01/13/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/05/1966

HOME OF RECORD

KINMUNDY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marion County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES ELLIS CRUTCHFIELD
POSTED ON 7.4.2022
POSTED BY: James Krygier

Remember Charlie

I was 6 years old when I got the news from my mom Isabel Krygier that Charles was killed in Vietnam war.A very sad day seeing my mom so distraught that seemed to stay with her the rest of her life.She obviously kept Charles memories dear to her heart and never forgot him and neither have I❤️
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POSTED ON 12.21.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever...
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POSTED ON 1.13.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Charles Ellis Crutchfield, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 10.2.2020
POSTED BY: Hubert Yoshida

Gone But Not Forgotten

Sgt Charles Ellis Crutchfield (22) was born on January 13, 1944 and was from Kinmundy, Illinois. Sgt Crutchfield joined the Marine Corp in 1963 and joined M Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment in August 1965. On March 4, Operation UTAH was launched under the command of Task Force Delta in the Son Thinh District of Quang Ngai Province where the Marines would encounter elements of the 21st NVA Regiment. Mike Company was helicoptered into the operations area on the evening of 4 March the Marines moved forward on their search and destroy mission at first light on March 5. With little contact in the morning hours, Company M got heavily engaged with the enemy in the vicinity of Chau Nhai (3) by 1100 hours with the battle continuing into the afternoon. The NVA troops "occupied classic defensive positions, were well-armed and equipped, and defended occupied positions in strength." The Marines engaged and aggressively assaulted the enemy fortified positions and by approximately 1330 hours were able to penetrate the enemy positions which came at a cost of fifteen Marines killed and forty-six wounded in the action. Enemy resistance slackened with nightfall and when the Marines began again after daybreak on 06 March they found the NVA had withdrawn. The position turned out to be an extensive tunnel and underground bunker complex for the NVA 21st Regiment. The action on 05 March cost the Marines 43 dead. Mike 3/1 had fifteen of the Americans killed in action and forty-six wounded on 05 March. Sgt. Crutchfield was killed by multiple fragmentation wounds. He is survived by his father, Ed, of Salem, Illinois and his mother Arizona, of Brush Colorado. He is interred at Phillips Cemetery, Omega, Illinois and and is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall, Panel 05E, Line 117.
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POSTED ON 3.6.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Charles Crutchfield,
Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. Yesterday was your 52nd anniversary, so sad. 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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