Norris, Charles Raymond, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B4S, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1950 - 1968

Special Forces
Master Sergeant

Six Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 23, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47W 051 Plot: Section 51 Site 2427

 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2020, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
16th Special Forces Group1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1963-1965, 11B4S, 16th Special Forces Group
  1965-1966, 11B4S, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1966-1968, 11B4S, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1968, 11B4S, Command & Control North (CCN), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1968-1968, 11B4S, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

23 Aug 68- Talmadge H. Alpin, Jr, SSG E-6, William H. Bric, III, PFC E-3, Tadeusz M. Kepczyk , SFC B-7; Donald R Kerns, SFC B-7, James T Kickliter, SGT E-5; Charles R. Norris, MSG B-8; Richard E. Pegram, Jr SGM, E-9, Paul D Potter, 1LT, from FOB2 (Kham Duc) at CCN for a conference; Rolf E. Rickmeyers, SFC E-7; Anthony J Santana, SP/4; Gilbert_A Secor, MSG E8; James W. Smith, SGT E-5; Robert J. Uyesaka, SGT E-5 Howard S Varni, SSG E-6, Harold R. Voorheis, SFC, E-7; Albert M. Waker, SFC E-7; Donald W. Welch, SFC E-7; USASF, 5th SFGA, FOB4 (Command & Control North), Marble Mountain, Da Nang, Ops 35 and 16 Indigenous Personnel and camp workers laborers, and team members ALL KIA-RR, Several of those killed were assigned to FOB's and were at the FOB-4 (CCN) compound for a conference. The CCN compound was attacked by enemy demolition, suicide element of more than 100 NVA which had infiltrated into the compound throwing satchel charges and firing away with AK rifles. The fighting raged on for more than three hours.

This was his 2nd tour in RVN. When the arrack on FOB 4 started, Norris was in the recon hootch. He left the hootch heading towards the eastern perimeter to rally forces and was gunned down by sappers. Survived near death just three months earlier when the launch site at Kham Duc was overrun, 12 May 1968

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