CHARLES E RYBERG
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

CHARLES EDWARD RYBERG

WALL NAME

CHARLES E RYBERG

PANEL / LINE

26E/31

DATE OF BIRTH

05/19/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/07/1967

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jackson County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES EDWARD RYBERG
POSTED ON 4.24.2010
POSTED BY: Lionel Raymond

The Basic School Platoon mate

Charlie was an interesting fellow. I understand that he graduated from Harvard in 3 years. I recall him in the TBS classes on various military subjects, reading something other than what was being instructed. It always amazed me that he could do that and still "ace" the tests. Unfortunately, this may have been his undoing, since those with the highest grades in the company were assigned to Military Occupational Specialties that required officers who were a "cut above" in intelligence. Artillery was one of those MOS’s. I always thought that the USMC would have been better served by having Charlie in a more "organizational" MOS such as supply or communications. It was a sad loss for everyone. You may see the circumstances of the loss in “Ambush Valley” by Eric Hammel, pages 69-70. While he is not specifically named, the author and a fellow Lt. confirm that the FO mentioned is Charlie.
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POSTED ON 9.7.2009
POSTED BY: Marine Vietnam Veteran

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Sir
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POSTED ON 4.15.2008
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Faces Behind the Names

Charles Edward Ryberg
Marine Corps Second Lieutenant

Born: May 19, 1945
Died: September 7, 1967

Charles Edward Ryberg was born and grew up in Jackson, Minnesota, where he acquired an early appreciation of our world, its traditions and its potentials. In 1959, he accepted a scholarship to attend Phillips Exeter Academy. He spent four wonderful years there loving teachers and friends alike, playing in the orchestra, winning letters in track and ushering at Phillips Church. His real joy was the chance to study in depth, to reach back into the wisdom of the past and to thrill in the knowledge being unfolded to him by history, literature and religion.
As an undergraduate at Harvard College, Charley majored in English and graduated Magna Cum Laude in three years, while maintaining an interest in track, sparking dining room discussions, and befriending men from all nations. During the summer of 1965, he spent two months in East Africa with Experiment in International Living (EIL) becoming vitally interested in the developing countries of the world and in the education of young Africans.
Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Marines and was commissioned a second lieutenant. After a delightful month at home with his family and friends in the community which he loved, Charley followed his orders to Vietnam on August 1, 1967. He was killed by mortar fire on September 7, 1967 near the Demilitarized Zone. Charley loved nature, beauty, and eloquence, and he loved his country.

The family and friends of Charles Ryberg

From "The Faces Behind the Names," by Don Ward

SEMPER FIDELIS, SIR!
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POSTED ON 6.13.2005
POSTED BY: Mike Hemmert

Adjacent rack ---OCS August 1966

Charlie,
Went to Memorial Chapel at Harvard today and saw your name among the many Harvard guys who who were killed in action beginning with the class of 1880. You were one of 22 Harvard men killed in Vietnam. You were a hell of a guy! Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 6.11.2000
POSTED BY: Harold Leroy Ling , Teacher

A good student

One of the best students that I ever had the pleasure to have known. A great loss to us all.
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