Anderson, Charlie, BU2

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USN Veteran
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Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
BU-5915-Construction Planner & Estimator Specialist
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Primary Unit
1967-1969, BU-0000, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 9
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1965 - 1969

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Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc.
  2008, Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc. [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
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TOUR DATES: MARCH 15, 1967 - MARCH 31, 1968

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 47E 026

30 Apr 2001


He was killed in action at Phu Loc, RVN, while providing security (mortar crew) for rock crusher, Detail Echo. The camp was named Camp DeShurley after the mortar crew leader who was also KIA in the same incident.

From a classmate in BU "A" School (1966).

24 Jul 2005

You are forever in my heart.

From from someone who has never forgotten,
Charlene Rowan Pemberton

06 Jun 2007

I was there the day he died. I knew him, I miss him. I pray for all the Seabees killed that day ... Rest in Peace.

From a member of Detail Echo, MCB-9,
Jerry G. Baumgartner, UTP-3
21319 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte, Florida 33952

A Note from The Virtual Wall

These extracts explain what happened at the Phu Loc rock crusher site. The first entry from the 5th Marines describes the 3 AM attack on the site, while the second reports the downing of a medevac helo. The HMM-362 report concerns the helo and its crew.

Six sailors and two Marines died in the incident at Phu Loc:

* Det Echo, NMCB-9:
o BUL3 George R. De Shurley, Roswell, NM;
o BUL3 Allan L. Mair, Park City, UT;
o BUL3 John F. Peek, Pontiac, MI;
o CN James F. Galati, Philadelphia, PA;
o CN Mark E. Hodel, Lodi, CA; and
o CN James R. Retzloff, Redding, CA.
* UH-34D 148792 aircrew, HMM-362, MAG-36:
o Sgt Daniel Pesimer, Salt Rock, WV and
o Cpl Kenneth R. Yantis, Philadelphia, PA

Units Participated in Operation

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

LCU-1500, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

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  558 Also There at This Battle:
  • Acrea, Roy, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Agius, Joe, SN, (1966-1968)
  • Arentzen, Willard, VADM
  • Arnold, Charles, FN, (1966-1969)
  • Asmussen, William, LCDR, (1966-1988)
  • Bachman, Jr., John, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Bard, Alan, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Barham, Carroll, CPO, (1966-1995)
  • Barnett, Patrick, PO1, (1965-1971)
  • Baronich, Jr., Harold, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Beden, W. Brent, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Benavitz, Walter, CDR, (1961-2004)
  • Benton, Donald, SCPO, (1965-1991)
  • Betts, Perry, PO2, (1967-1970)
  • Bishop, Larry, CPO, (1967-1989)
  • Black, David, PO1, (1966-1987)
  • Bley, Bruce
  • Booe, Charles, CWO3, (1968-1989)
  • Boudreau, Robert, PO2, (1966-1969)
  • Bowers, Ronald, SCPO, (1960-1980)
  • Brant, James, MCPO, (1961-1981)
  • Bridgers, Callis, MCPO, (1964-1990)
  • Brink, Jim, PO1, (1965-1968)
  • Brogdon, Allen, LT, (1963-1991)
  • Bubelenyi, Joseph, PO2, (1963-1968)
  • Bullens, Jesse, PO3, (1964-1975)
  • Burling, Ron, PO2, (1966-1978)
  • BUTLER, RICHARD, PO3, (1959-1962)
  • Calhoun, Ronald, CAPT, (1957-1987)
  • Campbell, Colin, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Carnes, John, PO1, (1960-1969)
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Castaneda, Armando, CWO4, (1962-1992)
  • Caton, Gary, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Catt, Gordon, PO3, (1967-1969)
  • Chandler, Mike, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Cintron, Edwin, PO2, (1965-1968)
  • Clayton, William, PO3, (1966-1981)
  • Click, Rodney, CWO2, (1964-1989)
  • Colahan, Elden, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Collins, Barry, PO2, (1967-1970)
  • Conger, Rex, CAPT, (1966-2008)
  • Connelly, Floyd, CDR, (1960-2001)
  • Cooper, James, PO3, (1966-1972)
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