Charles Patrick Lirot

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
17 March 1948 - 26 November 1967
Bloomington, Indiana
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles Patrick Lirot

17 June 2005


by friends and family.

From a niece,
Wendy Cherry

22 Dec 2005

We will never forget!
Tom Jr., Christina, and Morgan

From a nephew,
Thomas Lirot
E-mail address is not available.

05 Jan 2006

Charles Patrick Lirot is survived by 4 sisters - Becky of Ohio, Pam of Indiana, Mary of Florida and Jeanette of Indiana. Also 4 brothers - Tom of Indiana, Bob of Illinois, Paul of Indiana, and Ron of Florida. Other deaths include Michael, Johnnie, and his dad Charles D. Lirot who was a Army Air Force pilot. If anyone reads this I would like to know if anyone knew SSGT Thomas Perry whose MIA bracelet is dated 5-10-68. I have his bracelet.

From his brother,
Robert A. Lirot

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1/1 Marines Command Chronology for November 1967 contains the following entry:
"26 NOV - Company A, while on patrol to the northeast of Con Thien, engaged a reinforced NVA platoon. Company A received 20-30 rounds of 60mm mortar and 40-50 rounds of 82mm mortar along with automatic weapons and small arms fire. Company D was sent to cover the extraction of Company A. Friendly casualties were 7 KIA, 15 WIA (MEDEVAC), and 13 WIANE. NVA casualties were 6 KIA (C) and 19 KIA (P)."
The seven men killed in the action were
  • Cpl John B. Allen, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cpl Richard P. Houston, Eastlake, OH
  • Cpl Garry L. Ihrig, Parkville, MO
  • Cpl James L. Melvin, East Boxford, MA (Silver Star)
  • HM3 Michael J. Thirkettle, Whittier, CA (Silver Star) (H&S with Alpha 1/1)
  • Pfc Paul M. Dumin, Southington, CT
  • Pfc Charles P. Lirot, Bloomington, IN

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