Kesterson, Charles Robert, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
1331-Combat Engineer Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1331, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1959 - 1966

Engineer Corps

Major



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Raphine
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 04, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Thornrose Cemetery - Staunton, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 026

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
Engineer Officer's Advanced Course1st Engineer Combat Battalion1st Infantry Division
  1962-1962, 1331, Engineer Officer's Advanced Course
  1965-1966, 1331, 1st Engineer Combat Battalion/A Company
  1965-1966, 1331, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity






On 04 May 1966 Company A, 1st Engineer Bn, lost two men to a mine - Captain Charles R. Kesterson, the Company Commander, and SP4 Russell L. Hamilton of Rodney, Ohio. Captain Kesterson received a posthumous promotion to Major.


 


   
Comments/Citation

A CO, 1ST ENGINEER BN, 1 INF DIV

   
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