CHARLES S ABEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

CHARLES SEABORN ABEL

WALL NAME

CHARLES S ABEL

PANEL / LINE

10E/89

DATE OF BIRTH

03/04/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/13/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HOPKINSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Christian County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES SEABORN ABEL
POSTED ON 4.9.2019
POSTED BY: Sharon Singleton, COL (Retired) USAR

Thank you.

CPT Charles Abel, thank you for your service and your sacrifice for our country. Thank you seems so inadequate to offer for what you sacrificed. Your blood paid for the freedoms we hold so dear. May you always be remembered, along with your 58,000 brothers and sisters in arms. Rest In Peace, Soldier. Hooaah!
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POSTED ON 3.4.2019

Charles

Charles....Honoring you on your birthday....God bless
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POSTED ON 7.22.2018
POSTED BY: Mary DeWitt

For his Family

Local Captain Vietnam Victim

A Hopkinsville woman has been informed that her husband was killed in Vietnam after receiving notification last September that he was missing in action.

Mrs. Charles S. Abel, a resident of Marietta Dr., received notification Sunday that Capt. Abel had died of wounds suffered in battle.

She is the former Miss Mary Anne Thomas of this city. The Abels have two children, Tonya Jill, 5, and Charles Scott, 2; daughter Gina Renee was stillborn.

The information received Sunday was the first word she had from the military authorities since the first notification last fall.

Abel will be returned here for burial with Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home to be in charge. Final arrangements have as yet not been made.

Abel is a native of Modesto, Calif., where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Abel, still live.

He was stationed at Ft. Campbell for about six years with the 101st Airborne Division before being sent to Vietnam. A career officer, he had been in the service for 11 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, Tex.

Mrs. Abel hasn’t been informed of details concerning her husband’s death; however, he was a helicopter pilot and it is thought that he died as a result of a helicopter accident.

--Kentucky New Era, Monday, June 12, 1967, page 1

Charles' hometown was Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He joined the US Army in 1956 and began his Vietnam tour of duty on 15 Jun 1966 as a co-pilot on an UH-1B "Huey", tail #64-14088. Charles was married when he flew with the 68th AVN, called "The Top Tigers". He and his unit were called upon to supply a platoon and a heavy fire team to support a classified operation. Charles' helicopter was one of 2 gunships escorting five slicks when the landing zone was missed because of weather. His flight attempted to return to base but the aircraft became separated in heavy rain. His helicopter was seen, through a low ceiling with heavy rain and ground fog, slowing and settling into the jungle canopy. He died while missing but his body was recovered months later and returned to US soil on 10 Jun 1967.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2016
POSTED BY: Len Cowling, LTC SF(retired)

My friend

I still think of Abel after all these years, he and I were in the same platoon in OCS, I would not finished with out his leadership and help, and will never forget him. All of us that returned will never know why we did and they did'nt, there is no answer to that. I will never understand, but I will never forget my friend.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

Dear Captain Abel,

Thank you for your service, and REST IN PEACE.
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