PAUL M DU CHARM
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

PAUL MEDORE DU CHARM

WALL NAME

PAUL M DU CHARM

PANEL / LINE

20W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

12/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WASHINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

District Of Columbia

STATE

DC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PAUL MEDORE DU CHARM
POSTED ON 6.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Paul Du Charm,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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 12.26.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of PFC Paul M. Du Charm

Final Mission of PFC Paul M. Du Charm
At 1530 hours [3:30 PM] on July 27, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46A helicopter (#154018), YT-10, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM 364), was on an emergency medevac mission 17 miles southwest of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it was hit by hostile small arms and automatic weapons fire as it departed a pick-up zone. Disabled by the fire, YT-10 was observed by another Marine helicopter crew to attempt a landing on a plateau on top of a hill. Radio transmissions from the pilot of YT-10 indicated that he was loaded with medevacs and was suffering a hydraulic failure and flight control problems. The second crew observed YT-10 approach the hillside and abruptly drop below the rim and fly directly into the hillside. The aircraft rolled to bottom of a ravine and burst into flames. The other helicopter attempted to lower a crewman on a hoist to pick up survivors, however, burning jet fuel and ammo cooking off forced the rescue aircraft away. YT-10 completely burned in a matter of minutes. No survivors were recovered and eleven lives were lost in the incident. The lost crew of YT-10 included pilot 1LT Robert W. Armenio, co-pilot 1LT Daunt B. Sanders, crew chief CPL John T. McDaniel, gunners CPL John H. Harris Jr., GSGT Raymond Gibel, and LCPL Michael F. Gramlick, and corpsman HM1 Charles H. Hackworth. The five lost passengers were LCPL Leon R. Barickman, PFC Ronald J. Scharf, PFC Paul M. Du Charm, CPL Ralph D. Storm, and a wounded NVA soldier being transported for interrogation. CPL Storm's body was being evacuated after he was shot and killed while making a rescue attempt when the point man of his patrol was gunned down and killed. Storm received a Silver Star for his actions. LCPL Barickman was suffering from a severe leg infection and was taking the medevac back to the rear for treatment. He and PFC Du Charm were tasked with escorting the NVA prisoner on the flight. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.25.2017
POSTED BY: Stephen James Weidner, CPL, Charlie Company, 1st BN/1st Marines, 3rd Platoon, Guns

I served with Paul

I went through boot camp with Paul. I remember his smile, laughter, and dedication to being a Marine. We were separated in Viet Nam as I went to Charlie Company, 1st BN/1st Marines, 3rd Platoon, Guns. Am anxious to hear from others than knew Paul, especially those who were with him in Viet Nam. I miss him and think of him often.
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POSTED ON 5.15.2016
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Evening Star (DC) - August 4, 1969

DuCHARM, PAUL M. On Sunday July 27, 1969, Pfc. PAUL M. DuCHARM, USMC, age 21, of 3001 Branch ave., Hillcrest Heights, Md., dearly loved son of Roy and Leona DuCharm; brother of Diane; gave his life in combat in vietnam. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Prince Georges Co. Eastern Seal Rehabilitation Center, 9422 Annapolis rd., Landham, Md. 20801. Services at Fort Myer Chapel, August 6, 1969, at 10 a.m. with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Paul Medore Du Charm, 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
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