Charles Earl Faggett
Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
Odessa, Texas
May 02, 1942 to January 29, 1967
CHARLES E FAGGETT is on the Wall at Panel 14E, Line 95

Charles E Faggett
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15 Mar 2004

Charles was a career soldier from Odessa, Texas, an oil field city near New Mexico. He was a mortar platoon sergeant and he was killed by fragment wounds from an explosive device. He was in his second enlistement in the Army at the time. He was married. He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas and on the Ector County Vietnam Memorial. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

27 Sep 2007

Charles was born in Hallsville, Texas near Marshall in Harrison County. He spent his early years there and then lived in Cloivs, New Mexico and Odessa, Texas. He entered the Army June 20, 1961, completing basic and AIT at Fort Hood, then spent 2 years overseas at an APO 6 address with the 17th Infantry Regiment as an indirect fire crewman and squad leader. He joined the 9th Divison at Fort Riley, Kansas after re-enlisting in April 1966. He was married and the father of twins who were born while he was assigned to Fort Riley. He mobilized with the 9th Infantry to Vietnam on December 10, 1966 and was killed in his 13th month in country. He had extended his tour 6 months and was killed in the first month of his extension. During the action that cost him his life, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Military Merit Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (Individual award).

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762


A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 29 Jan 1967 three US soldiers were killed in the Phuoc Chi "Special Zone" during Operation COLBY:
  • SSG Charles E. Faggett, Odessa, TX, A Co, 4th Bn, 39th Infantry (Silver Star)
  • SGT Lynn L. Miles, Des Moines, IA, C Trp, 3rd Sqdn, 5th Cavalry
  • PFC Gary E. Ward, Rossville, GA, A Trp, 3rd Sqdn, 5th Cavalry

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