CHARLES E AARON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 98 OF THE WALL

CHARLES EDWARD AARON

WALL NAME

CHARLES E AARON

PANEL / LINE

11W/98

DATE OF BIRTH

12/12/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/05/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FORGE VILLAGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES EDWARD AARON
POSTED ON 8.4.2016
POSTED BY: Zachary Seese

Thank You Charles

Thank you very much for your service and sacrifice for our country, Charles. May you forever rest in peace.
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POSTED ON 6.23.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Charles Edward Aaron, Served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, First Field Force.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2016
POSTED BY: linda aaron

46 YEARS

hi, It's just Me and Joe left.. You know Ma and Pa are with you now.. Ma died of a broken heart.. She loved you soo much.. She Never got over your death.. I look at your graduation picture every time I go thru one of my doors.. Which is many each day.. Everyone who knew you, only has warm memories...You really were liked by everyone/ You would be so proud of my grandkds.. Sam has your red hair.. I have it today, did a really bad color job, haha. Well, I cannot not miss you.. Big brother...Love always Soot..
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POSTED ON 6.14.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

May you Rest in Peace.

You are always prayed for.
God bless.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2016

Final Mission of SP4 Charles E. Aaron

The following is an account by Mike Chisam, former 1st Platoon Leader, "Bravo" Company, of the incident in which SP4 Charles E. "Red" Aaron and SP4 Ramon L. Grayson were killed: On May 5, 1970, we were operating just north of Ap Binh Lam. Company Commander Bob Camors left me in charge of the Company as he had to go back and get ready for some type of inspection. My platoon placed an ambush out on foot during the preceding night that made no contact. I sent two armored personnel carriers (APCs) to pick them up and I was standing up in the Command APC watching them return when, at about 200 meters northwest of our location, they had to cross a stream with very steep banks. They chose an obvious crossing site and I watched as the first APC hesitated and then proceeded down the embankment. I had always taught my men to stop and check obvious crossing sites as they were prime areas for the enemy to plant mines. I grabbed the microphone to call and stop them but, by that time, the second APC began to descend into the creek bed and there was a tremendous explosion as the 1st Squad's APC was blown in the air and completely flipped over, landing upside-down on one of the creek bed embankments. We rushed in and were there in just a minute or two. SP4 Charles E. "Red" Aaron was trapped inside and SP4 Ramon L. Grayson had been in the TC hatch and the .50 caliber (machine gun) hit him in the head. The track was burning and sounded like a popcorn popper with all the ammunition cooking off. We were dragging Grayson away from the wreckage when the track exploded. The explosion threw me head over heels, but I was OK. We went in to recover Red's body and we were standing over him when a grenade cooked off. It felt like splinters going into my chest but I was very fortunate. The guy next to me (can't remember who) got two "frag" wounds in the head but fortunately they were minor. A third man, Grady Butler, was also wounded. Aaron and Grayson were killed in the initial blast. (Narrative by Mike Chisam) [Taken from ichiban1.org]
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