Charles J Gibilterra, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
06 October 1947 - 02 February 1969
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles J Gibilterra, Jr

01 May 2000

Friends knew Charles as "Chickie".

Chick had many friends, here at home and I know over in Nam.
He always had a smile on his face.

He was not only my friend, Chick was my brother.

If anyone reads this and knew Chick,
please get back to me at

Bob Gibilterra

The above address no longer is valid.
Please provide current contact info to the

19 Mar 2005

I always remember Chickie with a smile and laughing
We used to hang out at the Horn & Hardarts on Frankford Ave
after school.

I am very pleased to see that his name finally made it on the wall
as last time I visited the wall, his name wasn't there.
I did see his name on the Phila Viet Nam Wall which was some comfort.
Chickie died just before I was sent to Nam.
He was a great guy.

Bobby, I tried sending you an email but the address is no longer valid.
My email is
Drop a line when you get a chance.

From a friend from the neighborhood,
Jim Barry
1716 Winding Drive, North Wales, Pa 19454

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.

Charles J. Gibilterra Jr.
Salem Street, Frankford

"Chicky" Gibilterra played the saxophone, clarinet and organ. The 1966 Frankford High School graduate was a buffing machine operator and a busboy before he was drafted into the Army in June 1967. He began writing home daily after making that his New Year’s resolution for 1969. The 21-year-old specialist four, a cook and cooks helper with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, in Vietnam, died in his bunk at Mount Baldy, 20 miles south of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, on February 2, 1969, of non-combat injuries. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

On 14 February 1969
SP4 Charles J. Gibilterra
was buried in Plot M-0-248,
Beverly National Cemetery,
Beverly, New Jersey.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Bob Gibilterra
E-Mail address not available
01 May 2000

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