Ellison, Charlie Melvin, PO2 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
CS-0000-Commissaryman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Commissaryman
Last Duty Station
1968-1969, MS-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
Service Years
1961 - 1969
CS-Commissaryman
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1943
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Kings Mountain
Last Address
Kings Mountain

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Memphis, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 079

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 Duty Stations
Formal SchoolsSpecial Warfare Schools/SERENAVSUPACT (NSA)/NSA DaNang, VietnamAssault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
  1961-1961, Service/Support Schools/Commissaryman "A" School
  1967-1967, MS-0000, Special Warfare Schools/SERE
  1968-1969, MS-0000, NAVSUPACT (NSA)/NSA DaNang, Vietnam
  1968-1969, MS-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign 2 April to 30 June 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign 2 April to 30 June 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign 1 July to 1 November 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1969 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign 23 February to 8 June 1969 VSM Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The February 1969 NAVFORV History contains the following entry regarding two rocket attacks on the Navy facilities at Danang Harbor, north of the Marble Mountain Airfield:


Three sailors died in the first attack on the covered storage area, about 6 kilometers north of MMAF. The second attack probably would have caused as few casualties except for the lucky hit on LCU-1500, which was fully laden with munitions for transport to Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province. It was mostly the secondary explosions and fires which killed 20 sailors aboard LCU-1500 and YFU-78.

   
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Vietnam Tour Began: 05/09/1968
   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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