CHARLES M FITTS
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

CHARLES MILTON FITTS

WALL NAME

CHARLES M FITTS

PANEL / LINE

1E/16

DATE OF BIRTH

11/21/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/11/1963

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES MILTON FITTS
POSTED ON 9.11.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Charles Fitts,
Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander - Helicopter Pilot. Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11, and we remember you 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 11.25.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of 1LT Charles M. Fitts

Final Mission of 1LT Charles M. Fitts
On January 11, 1963, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C (tail number 56-04220) from the 57th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter) crashed during the early evening hours on a small island just south of Ben Tre, Kien Hoa Province, when the aircraft lost its lateral control mechanism. Medical reports from the scene of the accident indicate all seven members aboard the aircraft died instantly. The lost crew and passengers included aircraft commander CW2 Lawrence C. Hammond, pilot CW2 Raymond C. Wilde, crew chief PFC Boyce E. Lawson, and passengers CAPT Donald B. Toth, 1LT Lewis L. Stone, 1LT Charles M. Fitts, and SP5 James D. McAdrew. [Taken from vhpa.org and armyaircrews.com]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Charles Milton Fitts, 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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POSTED ON 1.18.2013

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04220

Crash Information on U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04220

Crew of U.S. Army helicopter CH-21C tail number 55-04220 included aircraft commander CW2 Lawrence C. Hammond, pilot CW2 Raymond C. Wilde, crew chief PFC Boyce E. Lawson, pilot passenger 1LT Charles M. Fitts, and SP5 James D. McAndrew. Passengers included 1LT Lewis L. Stone and CAPT Donald B. Toth. The aircraft, a CH-21C Shawnee helicopter from the 57th Transportation Company from Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam, crashed near a hut on an island in the middle of one of the branches of the Mekong River, about 55 miles Southwest of Saigon near Tan Hiep. There were no survivors. The photo shows the caskets containing the bodies of the seven American killed in the crash of January 11, 1963, which were loaded aboard a plane three days later for shipment home. [Taken from vhpa.org; image from kichbu.multiply.com]

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POSTED ON 1.11.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Fairmont Cem, San Angelo, TX. DFC PH
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