Charles Thomas WilcoxSpecialist Four
HHC, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
31 October 1948 - 08 May 1971
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I still wear your bracelet, I will NEVER forget you and what you meant to me. Thank you for your sacrifice for MY freedoms. I will always love you.
From a special friend who wears his KIA bracelet,
Things that I will always remember...
Even though I have gone on with my life when yours was cut so short, I've never been able to let go of the guilty feelings when I think of you.
Charlie O or Roh De Do, you shared so much with me. I'll always remember your music, your smile, the fun games we played, and how much you loved the Doors. We fed the ducks by the War Memorial and little did we know that some day your name would also appear on a War Memorial.
So, as I said I've gone on with my life. Marriage, grandchildren, and all the things that you should have had.
I've learned that life certainly is not fair.
I've gone to the Wall and placed my hand over your name. I told you I was sorry and hope that I'm forgiven. I still treasure your letters and pictures and can't seem to part with them. You're an angel, Charlie, and I won't ever forget you. Instead, I will look up at the sky and smile and be thankful that I was fortunate enough to spend a very special time of my life with you.
From a Milwaukee school friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 08 May 1971, in the hills south of Hoai Nhon, two men of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, were killed by an explosive device - PFC Gary A. Kirchner, Belleville, MI, of B Company, and medic SP4 Charles T. Wilcox, who was with B Company that day.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Mar 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009