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Born on Feb. 14, 1947
Casualty was on June 15, 1967

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LCpl. Charles Dean Myers, Jr. served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. He was Killed In Action during Operation ADAIR. His fellow Marines will never forget. Semper Fi, Brother Marine.

Charles Myers
(Picture courtesy of Bill Modesitt, M/3/5)

You're not forgotten buddy

I am searching for information on a close high school friend, Lance Corporal Charles (Charlie) Dean Myers, Jr. who was killed in action June 15, 1967, in Quang Tin Province.

Charlie's MOS was 0341, I believe he was a mortarman originally, but he may have been converted to a rifleman.

While I think about Charlie everyday, it has taken me 34 years to begin this search. I hope that someone may be able tell me more about Charlie’s unit and anyone that served with him. My research shows that nine Marines were killed in action June 15, 1967 in Quang Tin Province. Eight of these Marines were from Kilo Company 3/5 taking part in Operation ADAIR. Those eight Marines were:

PFC Philip Grant Chipchase
SGT Willie Jr. Davis
LCPL Jerry Forehand
LCPL Peter Bodo Lehmann
LCPL Donald Alexander Lehuta
CPL Henry Leon Little
LCPL Ernesto Sanchez Jr.
LCPL Franklin Roosevelt Thorpe

I met Charlie in high school and we became friends. Charlie married the girl I grew up next door to. I was an usher in their wedding. Charlie was proud to be a Marine, and he believed that the South Vietnamese deserved a helping hand in their fight against the communist.

When Charlie and I were in high school, I raised livestock across the drainage ditch from their house. This reminded me of a cold and wet winter day when Charlie noticed my steer, Dynamite, soaking wet and shivering in the pouring rain. Charlie found me and told me what he had seen. He helped me get my steer under shelter and together we rubbed Dynamite with empty feed sacks until he stopped shivering. That was the type guy Charlie was.

The last time I saw Charlie was the night before I reported to Navy Boot Camp. Several months later after I completed boot camp and Machinist Repairman school, I was stationed at Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines. The first letter I received from home told me of Charlie’s death in Vietnam.

Charlie, there is barely a day that goes by that I don't remember you. I remember why you felt it right to answer your country's call. Your pride in being a US Marine remains with me. Semper Fi Marine!

Chuck Colman


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