CHARLES L TANK
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 12 OF THE WALL

CHARLES LOUIS TANK

WALL NAME

CHARLES L TANK

PANEL / LINE

26W/12

DATE OF BIRTH

09/14/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ECORSE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES LOUIS TANK
POSTED ON 5.25.2017

2017 Memorial weekend, City of Ecorse Remembers

Charles you and I and so many others came from a little city called Ecorse with much pride and warm memories. The City is having a special Memorial and Honor of you and all our Brothers that gave their all, I never have gone to one before but I am looking forward to going this time and Honoring you and your cousin Phil which for some reason they think you guys are Brothers. We are all Brothers, I know but you and I know Phil is your cousin. anyway I will never forget your sacrifice. Semper Fi.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2017
POSTED BY: Herb Reckinger and Kathy Warnes

CHARLES TANK IN HIS EARLY YEARS

The newspaper picture of a young Charles Tank being awarded with a model rowing boat from the Ecorse Mayor of that time, came from The Detroit Times, circa 1950. The caption for the clipping reads as follows:

Ecorse Mayor William Voisine showing Charlie Tank 6, the model shell that builder Jim Cameron made for him as a homecoming gift from Ecorse Boat Club.

The news article was submitted by Ecorse area author Kathy Warnes. Kathy pointed out that Charles' younger cousin Philip Tank also died in Vietnam. The Ecorse rowing team had championship years in the 1940s. The fathers of Charles Tank, Philip Tank, and Kathy Warnes, all belonged to those teams.
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POSTED ON 11.6.2014
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We remember

Charles is buried at Mount Calvary in Rockwood, MI.
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POSTED ON 12.17.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Charles Louis Tank, 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 2.21.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


CORPORAL

CHARLES LOUIS TANK

and

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

PHILIP LEONARD TANK

WERE BROTHERS FROM

ECORSE, MICHIGAN

WHO BOTH SERVED IN THE

UNITED STATES ARMY


CHARLES WAS LATER LOST ON

19 APRIL 1969

AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS LOST ON

12 SEPTEMBER 1968





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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