Lyman, Charles Lee, PFC Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1968-1968, 111.0, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1967 - 1968



Private First Class


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1948
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Mt Holly
Last Address
Mt Holly

Casualty Date
Aug 13, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Long An
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Pineview Cemetery - Mount Holly, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
48W 007

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 111.0, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Charles Lee Lyman, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Mount Holly, NC.

Private First Class Charles Lee Lyman was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Lyman served our country until August 13th, 1968 in Long An, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charles was wounded severely and medics were unable to reach due to heavy fire. His body was recovered. Charles was born on April 15th, 1948 in Mount Holly, North Carolina. PFC Lyman is on panel 48W, line 007 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

The Boys From the East Side. "Chook" We all remember you, every time we get together we speak of you. I remember you stopping by to see me just as you were ending your leave. The next thing I came in one night and Pop told me the news. All the fellows from the hill went to the funeral, Kenny, Marcus, Georgie Hinson, Tommy, Me. Time has moved on 31 years later but you still live in our hearts, and always will. We are proud of the sacrifice you made, and proud to know your heart was right with God when that day came. We still miss you old pal. A Friend in Life, and A Friend in Death, Kenneth Hatley, Concord, NC 28025.

Chook, you made the ultimate sacrifice. The peace we who knew you has, is that you loved the Lord, and was quite open about it. You are still with us in memory and fondness. Marcus Lambert, Keith Barber, Kenny Hinson, Cecil Bowers, Junior Drake, my self, (Kenneth Hatley). The shame on America, is the politicians let you guys down, but you did not let America down. God Bless you my friend, and Rest in Peace as a true hero. You are still part of the Eastside Hill crowd. Ken Hatley.
 
Newspaper Obituary: KILLED IN VIETNAM: Word was received here Saturday, that PFC Charles Lee(Chuck)Lyman was killed in action August 19th, near Saigon, Vietnam. Lyman is the second Belmont man killed in Vietnam, the first victim was Robert Steven Keener. Lyman made his home with his brother Ralph Lyman Jr, at 502 Gaston Avenue, Belmont.

The 20 year old soldier entered the service February 2, leaving for Vietnam on June 28. He had been in Vietnam approximately 6 weeks when killed. A member of the 39th Infantry of the 9th Infantry Division, he received his training at Ft Bragg. Less than 30 days after arriving in Vietnam, Lyman was promoted to SP4. Lyman was a native of Charlotte, but lived in Mount Holly during his early childhood and attended school there. He had resided with his brother in Belmont for approximately six years before entering the Army. "Chuck loved Belmont, Just before leaving for Vietnam he commented on how much he liked the town and the people," his brother stated.

Chuck was the Son of Lonnie Lyman of Mount Holly and Mr. Gladys Lambert Lyman of Concord. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs Shirley Strother of Concord; a nephew, Danny Strother of Concord; and a niece Delena Lyman of Belmont and his brother. Arrangements are incomplete at Carothers Funeral Home, pending the arrival of the body.

The following telegram was received by Ralph Lyman Jr, in reference to the death of his brother. Ralph Lyman Jr, 502 Gaston Avenue, Belmont, N.C.  The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deepest regrets that your brother PFC Charles L Lyman, died in Vietnam on 13 August 1968 as a result of a wound received while in combat operations when engaged with hostile forces in a firefight. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your Father will be furnished instructions for the return of your late brother. Kenneth G Wickham, Major General USA F-01, The Adjutant General.

He served with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.


   
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