CHARLES C CASE
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

CHARLES CECIL CASE

WALL NAME

CHARLES C CASE

PANEL / LINE

25W/63

DATE OF BIRTH

03/11/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DES MOINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CHARLES CECIL CASE
POSTED ON 7.20.2016

Final Mission of SP4 Charles C. Case

SP4 Charles C. Case was a combat engineer assigned to the 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry. On May 12, 1969, he was the driver of Track 42, an M113 armored personnel carrier (APC), on perimeter defense when Quan Loi Base Camp, Binh Long Province, RVN, came under a sapper (satchel charge) attack. During the battle, Track 42 pulled up to the perimeter and a sapper was able to throw a satchel charge into the driver’s hatch. SP4 Case caught it and drew it close to his body, shielding the rest of the crew from the blast. He gave his life for his crew. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and armystrongstories.com]
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POSTED ON 5.23.2015
POSTED BY: Diana Koon

Remembered

Charles was a cousin. His mother Evelyn remarried Bill Russell of Bayard, Iowa. They then moved to Des Moines. He was a quiet soul. I remember attending his funeral in 1969. Wish we had known him better. He was a true hero.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Charles Cecil Case, 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 3.7.2013
POSTED BY: David Olsen

Rest in Peace

Rest in peace fellow cavalry trooper you are not forgotten. 'Here's to us who fought for it, the sheltered shall never know the price, or glory, of freedom.'by an anonymous Vietnam soldier

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POSTED ON 11.14.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Charles is buried at Highland Cemetery in Bayard, Iowa. BSM-OLC PH
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