Bernard, Charles Louis, Jr., HN

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1967, HM-8404, 3rd Bn (3/26)
Service Years
1965 - 1967

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East St Louis, IL
Last Address
East St Louis, IL

Casualty Date
Sep 10, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lake View Memorial Gardens - Fairview Heights, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26E 042

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
3rd Bn (3/26)
  1967-1967, HM-8404, 3rd Bn (3/26)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/Operation Kingfisher
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 10, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 10 Sep 1967, during Operation KINGFISHER, the 3rd Bn, 26th Marines endured a vicious fight at Hill 48, located about 6 kilometers south of the Con Thien outpost. Thirty-nine Marines and sailors died in the fighting, seven from H&S Company, four of whom were Navy Corpsmen:
HQ & Svc Co 3/26 - 7 men
CWO2 Richard L. Holycross, Grove City, OH
Cpl Edward W. Kines, Cairo, GA
HM3 Richard L. Spaulding, Englewood, CO
HN Charles L. Bernard, East St Louis, IL
HN Albert M. Butsko, Westerville, OH
HN Eric R. Radtke, Menomonee Falls, WI
LCpl Hulan D. Roland, Canton, MS
India Co 3/26 - 4 men
Kilo Co 3/26 - 9 men
Mike Co 3/26 - 6 men
Alpha Co, 3rd Antitank Bn - 1 man
Bravo Co, 3rd Tank Bn - 4 men
Lima Co 3/26 - 8 men

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