Rooth, Charles William, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1956 - 1966

Staff Sergeant


Three Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oakland
Last Address
Oakland

Casualty Date
Jun 10, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 031

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Auto Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
 
Posted by Bruce B. Libby - Medic 1st Plt. Co. C 2/27th 25th D
I was the medic who treated Charlie the day he was wounded. I had jioned unit as they made push to establish final perimeter at Chu Chi. I joined plt. in field after their medic was wounded.
Charlie and Gunderson were quite the pair.  We were lucky as we had no Lt. platoon leader. As a young right out of training medic I was lucky to have these two to follow. The day Charlie was wounded was a bad day for us. We entered into a VC stonghold dense jungle no visibility etc.. We took fire and grenades from entrenched positions. Charlie was wounded as was I. I evacuateded him to the LZ and got him on med evac. and then was flown out myself.
It was some time before I ever knew of his passing. Of all those memories in a shortime I remember the the day Charlie made the platoon headquarters group Teriayki steak! First time I had had it! Love it till today and never have it w/out thinking of who introduced me to it! As years have passed I have never forgotten that jovial fun loving guy who showed me so much!
Dec 5, 2007
 
Posted by William Specht - Served with him in Cu Chi - A Terrific Guy
I served with the C 2/27 of the 25th Division. Sgt Rooth was in a different company but was one of those extroverts you couldn't help but notice. He and another Sgt (Gunderson?) were always teasing one another and keeping things light for their men. We were the initial troops into Cu Chi and were establishing its initial perimeter. The work was hot and exhausting but Sgt Rooth was laughing and joking and right in with everybody else. My last image of him is standing on a bunker (a combination of Babe Ruth and Aldo Ray) with his shirt off, hoisting sandbags with the sweat pouring down - as happy as a little kid in a sandpile. 
June 20, 2002
   
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