CHARLES F REIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

CHARLES FREDERICK REIN

WALL NAME

CHARLES F REIN

PANEL / LINE

38W/29

DATE OF BIRTH

08/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TAMPA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hillsborough County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES FREDERICK REIN
POSTED ON 5.24.2018

Never Forget

I took your name off our wall here at the Defense Information School that keeps all the names of those who were killed in action from the career field taught here. During this Memorial Day I am remembering soldiers like you who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
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POSTED ON 7.17.2017
POSTED BY: wk[email protected]

Final Mission of SGT Charles F. Rein

On November 21, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16297) from the 119th Assault Helicopter Company was on a reconnaissance mission equipped with a personnel detection device for locating enemy soldiers. The operation required the aircraft to be flown at low levels over enemy terrain. The helicopter was flown over an area in Kontum Province (II Corps), RVN, that was known to have a large concentration of enemy forces. The detection device registered heavily many times revealing the enemy position. On its last pass, the aircraft came under intense enemy fire and crashed and burned. Four crewmen and two passengers were killed in the incident. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander WO1 Martin G. Given, pilot WO1 Robert L. Storey, crew chief SP5 Billie J. Ontis, and gunner SP5 Eddy G. Sumpter. The two passengers were SP4 Warren G. Haugen Jr. and SGT Charles F. Rein. [Taken from vhpa.org and information contained in the citation of WO1 Given’s Distinguished Flying Cross award]
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POSTED ON 10.31.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Charles Frederick Rein, 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 6.3.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Garden of Memories in Tampa, FL. PH
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POSTED ON 11.21.2003
POSTED BY: Luke Barnhart

Thank You

On behalf of the Gridley High School U.S. History Class in Gridley, IL, I would like to thank you for paying the ultimate price, your life, serving your country. It is courageous people like you that have made this country what it is today. Thank you.
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