CHARLES H BENNETT
VIEW ALL PHOTOS (1)
HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

CHARLES HERMAN BENNETT

WALL NAME

CHARLES H BENNETT

PANEL / LINE

16E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

01/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

FAYETTEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES HERMAN BENNETT
POSTED ON 1.12.2022
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
read more read less
POSTED ON 8.14.2021
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 always be with us....
read more read less
POSTED ON 1.6.2021

Final Mission of PFC Charles H. Bennett

During Operation Junction City I, airborne troops of 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173d Airborne Brigade sought the Viet Cong’s (VC) elusive “headquarters” of the Communist uprising in South Vietnam. Searching in thick bamboo forest and jungle adjacent to the Cambodian border in western Tay Ninh Province, the highly mobile VC were not easy to find, and encounters with them could be sudden and deadly. Early on the morning of March 3, 1967, Third Platoon, C Company, 2-503rd set out on an all-day search and destroy mission from their company’s night defensive position (NDP). While revisiting an area where contact with the enemy was made the day before, the platoon was ambushed after they observed and began pursuing a solitary VC fleeing down a trail. Thinking they had an easy “kill,” the VC led them into a well-planned kill zone. An estimated Viet Cong company opened up with small arms, automatic weapons, and Claymore mines. The point element suffered heavy casualties and was pinned down when calls came in to the NDP for help. A reaction force from Second Platoon began racing to their location. Radio contact was lost with the patrol during the half-hour it took before they found the first American, lying dead on a trail with his arms outstretched. Next to him lay a jammed M16 rifle. Further down they found a small clearing where five survivors huddled together. In front of them were fifteen dead, many hit multiple times. Several of them died trying to pull back their wounded comrades. While policing up the battle area, of the fifteen, nine had jammed M16’s. The dead and two wounded were carried in ponchos slung to bamboo stalks to a hastily cut landing zone. The lost personnel included PVT Lawrence Strack, PFC Charles B. Alandt, PFC Charles H. Bennett, 1LT Welborn A. Callahan Jr., PFC Paul W. Curran, PFC Michael J. Drake, PFC Michael L. Ebald, SSG Melvin C. Gaines, PFC Earl S. Garrison, SP4 Moses Green, SSG Angel P. Saez-Ramirez, PFC James A. Skiles, SGT John R. Stalter, PFC Selvester J. Vasques, and PFC Herbert Wilson Jr. Two enemy dead were found. Green, a medic, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal for valor during the battle; Stalter received the Bronze Star. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and SGT Stalter’s Bronze Star medal citation; also, the book “Blood on the Risers” by John Leppelman]
read more read less
POSTED ON 1.12.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Charles Herman Bennett, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
read more read less
POSTED ON 8.24.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 Army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
read more read less
1 2 3