PETER CHARLIE
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

PETER CHARLIE

WALL NAME

PETER CHARLIE

PANEL / LINE

8W/93

DATE OF BIRTH

07/21/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

FARMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Juan County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PETER CHARLIE
POSTED ON 8.8.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Peter Charlie (MCSN: 2591299), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company B, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the vicinity of DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. On the night of 8 August 1970, Lance Corporal Charlie was occupying an ambush position as a member of a four-man team from Company B when the fire team leader signaled the approach of North Vietnamese Army soldiers. Almost simultaneously, the enemy soldiers hurled hand grenades into the ambush site and wounded two of the Marines. Quick to act, Lance Corporal Charlie initiated a lone counterattack against the enemy to prevent them from overrunning the position. As he advanced toward the enemy soldiers, firing his automatic weapon, they began to retreat. During this pursuit of the enemy, one of the fleeing soldiers managed to hurl a grenade in the path of Lance Corporal Charlie. Although mortally wounded by the force of the explosion, Lance Corporal Charlie, by his valiant fighting spirit, had forced the enemy into full retreat, thereby saving the lives of his comrades. His heroic actions in the face of overwhelming odds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: August 8, 1970

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 3.31.2010

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POSTED ON 8.4.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Peter, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
A true American hero.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2002

HAASHCH' EETT'I (TALKING GOD)

IN BEAUTY MAY I WALK.
ALL DAY LONG MAY I WALK
THROUGH THE RETURNING
SEASONS MAY I WALK.
BEAUTIFULLY WILL I POSSESS AGAIN.
BEAUTIFULLY BIRDS...
BEAUTIFULLY JOYFUL BIRDS...

ON THE TRAIL
MARKED WITH POLLEN MAY I WALK.
WITH DEW ABOUT MY FEET MAY I WALK.
WITH BEAUTY MAY I WALK.
WITH BEAUTY BEFORE ME MAY I WALK.
WITH BEAUTY BEHIND ME MAY I WALK.
WITH BEAUTY ABOVE ME MAY I WALK.
WITH BEAUTY ALL AROUND ME
MAY I WALK.

IN OLD AGE WANDERING
ON THE TRAIL OF BEAUTY.
LIVING AGAIN, MAY I WALK.
IF IT IS FINISHED IN BEAUTY.
IT IS FINISHED IN BEAUTY.

*PRAYER, NIGHT WAY - - NAVAJO CEREMONIAL*


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POSTED ON 10.2.2000
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS SERVICEMAN WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE ~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~

LANCE CORPORAL

PETER CHARLIE


Service No. 585305795


was a posthumous recipient of the




~~~~~ SILVER STAR ~~~~~




~~~~~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~~~~~




YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE


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