CHARLIE L BURNEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

CHARLIE LEE BURNEY

WALL NAME

CHARLIE L BURNEY

PANEL / LINE

22E/60

DATE OF BIRTH

10/17/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SMITHVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lee County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLIE LEE BURNEY
POSTED ON 10.17.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Charlie Lee Burney, Served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363), Marine Aircraft Group 36 (MAG-36), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.17.2017

Ground Casualty

On the evening of June 25, 1967, a USMC UH-34D medevac helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) was involved in an accident after delivering wounded Marines to the medical tents at Dong Ha Combat Base. The aircraft had just refueled and was moving away from the fuel pits when a pilot error caused the helicopter to lurch upward, then nose over, striking the ground in a nose-down attitude. The aircraft flipped completely over and immediately burst into flames. The pilot and co-pilot escaped quickly with minor scratches and bruises and sought shelter away from the burning wreck. The gunner, PFC Larry T. Branham, momentarily lost consciousness in the crash, but recovered and attempted to get out when he noticed crew chief CPL Charlie L. Burney’s feet. Branham began violently pulling on Burney’s legs, but he was unable pull his 6’4” frame from the flaming hulk. After escaping from the blazing helicopter, Branham noticed the pilots moving toward him when an explosion sent them back to their shelter. Burney perished in the raging inferno. Branham had to be medevacked afterwards when he suffered burns on his hands while climbing out. He was later told that crew chief Burney had suffered a broken neck in the crash. [Information provided by Larry T. Branham (November 2017)]
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POSTED ON 8.22.2017
POSTED BY: LUCY CONTE MICIK

Thanks

Dear Cpl Charlie Burney,
Thank you for your service as an Aircraft Electronics System Technician. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.25.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine Corporal, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Corporal.

POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Charlie Lee Burney, 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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