CHARLES E SULLIVAN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

CHARLES E SULLIVAN JR

WALL NAME

CHARLES E SULLIVAN JR

PANEL / LINE

22E/85

DATE OF BIRTH

02/17/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BANGOR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Penobscot County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES E SULLIVAN JR
POSTED ON 8.29.2014
POSTED BY: Norman E. Carrio, Sr.

Sad story of a young Soldier

My name is Norman E.Carrio, Sr. and I was the Senior Medic for the 299th Engineer (CBT) Battalion in Gai Lia Province just north of Pleiku, RVN. I treated Sullivan when he entered the 299th Aide Station for help to combat the usual ailments afflicting every "New Boot". He left with his medication and soon others carried him back to the Aide Station because he had fainted down the road. Captain William (Wm) H. Hester,MD examined Sullivan and issued a Medical Order for him to not work for several days. Dr. Hester (Doc) ordered me to take Sullivan back to his company area and make sure the officers and NCO's knew this was a sick young man. When I delivered Sullivan, all officers & NCO's were at some briefing but I explained the Battalion Surgeon's explicit order to him--that we were to be called if he got worse. that about 11am.
About 1pm I was driving into Pleiku for supplies and saw the trip flares going off in the 503rd Company area. The sentry was asleep and told me he saw nothing out of order. About 4pm we were called to pick up a body found in the wire; this Soldier had fallen face down on some Magnesium flares. One was lodged in his face. SSgt Harry Wetzel asked me to help carry the body out of the mine field. Capt. Hester was standing nearby conferring with Lt. Col Wolfe our Battalion Commander. I saw the pink tube Sullivan wore on his dog tag chain. Kidded him that Soldiers don't wear pink. He said he liked pink. I smiled and told him "Go ahead". That is how I recognized him and reminded Doc that he had given an explicit written and oral Order for Sullivan to not work and get plenty of bed rest for next several days. My name and signature as well of Capt. William H. Hester are in Sullivan's medical files which can easily be obtained by his Family Members. I was told this would be thoroughly investigated and resolved.
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POSTED ON 6.29.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine Corporal, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Corporal.

POSTED ON 5.21.2012
POSTED BY: Mike Burke 96ADV TM RVN 69

Best Friends

We grew up together one street apart, St Marys together, John Bapst together, played ball together. Gone but not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2008
POSTED BY: Ed Thorne-Amer.Div. 5/46 198LIB.

Friend-John Bapst H.S.-1966

I attended school with Charlie and his brother Tim. I played football with Charlie. A tough offensive center for the purple and white. A real good person. I can see why he choose to serve as a Marine. I know you served them proudly "Charlie". Bangor, Me. should be proud to have had you as a son. Thank you for your service for our country. I think of you often. My sympathies to family and friends.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2007
POSTED BY: Phil

A good friend

Chuck, you were a good friend and teacher. I miss you every day. Sorry I was not there that day, who knows what might have happened
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