CHARLES M BRADFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

CHARLES MARSHALL BRADFORD

WALL NAME

CHARLES M BRADFORD

PANEL / LINE

11E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

09/28/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

NEWPORT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Campbell County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES MARSHALL BRADFORD
POSTED ON 6.14.2019
POSTED BY: Barry Gallagher

Charlie died a hero.

They sent us in to an area along the South China Sea where a helicopter had been shot down in the middle of salt water paddies. These were like cranberry bogs with dikes separating them. We were moving along the dikes when VC popped up out of holes and started shooting at us. Charlie was right behind me and saw a VC about to shoot me. He knocked me out of the way and took a bulet that was meant for me. I killed the VC. Charlie died in my arms with his friends touching him. We carried his body with us and found a boat to put him in and get him out of there. He was carried by friends all the way out surrounded by friends. Not a day goes by when I don't thank him for my life. Barry Gallagher
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POSTED ON 2.9.2019
POSTED BY: Joshua Bowe

Looking for Information

PFC Charles Bradford was among the first two soldiers of Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, to give their lives in Vietnam. He and SSG Sam Daily were killed while attacking an enemy bunker so the rest of their squad could move to safety. They were on a mission to rescue two helicopter pilots that were shot down by the NVA in mangrove swamps near the South China Sea during Operation Irving. Charles Bradford was awarded the Silver Star for his actions. My father, Wilbur Bowe, served in the same company, and I wrote a book last year about their company during its first year in Vietnam. I spoke to several soldiers in Alpha Company, but none who were in Charles Bradford's platoon as of yet. In the future, I hope to publish an edition that has more information included. Please contact me if you knew Charles Bradford or served with him in Alpha Company, 5/7th Cav. [email protected] or 612-443-1979. Thank you.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2017
POSTED BY: Patty perkins

Awwww there's Uncle Charlie

I remember him coming he from basic saying he would return in a box that he wouldn't make it back from Vietnam ! My brother Greg who is also deceased now told him " aww Unc you are too mean not to come home"
he was very protective of us kids when we were little he stayed in the cottage with grandma and grandpa and great grandma till she passed in Dayton then they moved to Newport ky . It's so sad we had to lose so many ! You are forever remembered Uncle Charlie RIP WE LOVE YOU FOREVER (Patty Perkins)
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POSTED ON 5.28.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANKS

DEAR PFC CHARLES BRADFORD,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. MIKE WAS 1ST CAV, SAY HI TO HIM. IT IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, BUT ON ALL DAYS WE SHOULD HONOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2014

"Cool"

Charlie Cool as we all knew him in school was simply a great person. Everyone liked Charlie and his infectious smile. No matter the years, you will always be remembered. Brother in arms.
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