Slaughter, Charles Kenneth, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1973, 11Z50, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1955 - 1976


Special Forces
Sergeant Major


Six Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Last Address
Fayetteville

Date of Passing
Apr 16, 2010
 
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SGM(Ret) Charles K. Slaughter


HOPE MILLS - Retired Sgt. Maj. Charles "Chuck" Kenneth Slaughter, 74, of 3605 Golfview Road, passed away Friday, April 16, 2010, at his home.


Mr. Slaughter was retired from the United States Army. He served in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 10th and 77th Special Forces Groups and in the 82nd Airborne Division. He also was a Vietnam veteran and served a tour in Laos. He was a lifetime member of the Special Forces Association and was very active in Veterans Affairs. While serving in the Army, he attained numerous awards and medals, including two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, two Legion of Merit awards, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Special Forces Tab. He also was retired from the Fayetteville Police Department as an evidence technician. After retirement, he volunteered at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.


Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, at St. John's Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park with the rendering of full military honors.


He is survived by his wife, Karin Slaughter of the home; sons, Kenneth Slaughter and wife Connie of Pulaski, Va., and Patrick Slaughter and wife Lucinda of Locust Grove, Ga.; daughter, Alexandra Coots and husband James of Catawba; nine grandchildren, Tabitha, Chelsea, Elisabeth, Steffen, Samantha, Brittany, Ryan, Cody and Casandra; and sister, Annie Boyer of Sabula, Iowa.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society (in honor of Charles Slaughter), 3131 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.


The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at the funeral home.


Arrangements made by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.


   
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Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1968

Description
This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale attack and communist buildup around Khe Sanh, the cease fire order was issued in all areas over which the Allies were responsible with the exception of the I CTZ, south of the Demilitarized Zone.

Determined enemy assaults began in the northern and Central provinces before daylight on 30 January and in Saigon and the Mekong Delta regions that night. Some 84,000 VC and North Vietnamese attacked or fired upon 36 of 44 provincial capitals, 5 of 6 autonomous cities, 64 of 242 district capitals and 50 hamlets. In addition, the enemy raided a number of military installations including almost every airfield. The actual fighting lasted three days; however Saigon and Hue were under more intense and sustained attack.

The attack in Saigon began with a sapper assault against the U.S. Embassy. Other assaults were directed against the Presidential Palace, the compound of the Vietnamese Joint General Staff, and nearby Ton San Nhut air base.

At Hue, eight enemy battalions infiltrated the city and fought the three U.S. Marine Corps, three U.S. Army and eleven South Vietnamese battalions defending it. The fight to expel the enemy lasted a month. American and South Vietnamese units lost over 500 killed, while VC and North Vietnamese battle deaths may have been somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000.

Heavy fighting also occurred in two remote regions: around the Special Forces camp at Dak To in the central highlands and around the U.S. Marines Corps base at Khe Sanh. In both areas, the allies defeated attempts to dislodge them. Finally, with the arrival of more U.S. Army troops under the new XXIV Corps headquarters to reinforce the marines in the northern province, Khe Sanh was abandoned.

Tet proved a major military defeat for the communists. It had failed to spawn either an uprising or appreciable support among the South Vietnamese. On the other hand, the U.S. public became discouraged and support for the war was seriously eroded. U.S. strength in South Vietnam totaled more than 500,000 by early 1968. In addition, there were 61,000 other allied troops and 600,000 South Vietnamese.

The Tet Offensive also dealt a visibly severe setback to the pacification program, as a result of the intense fighting needed to root out VC elements that clung to fortified positions inside the towns. For example, in the densely populated delta there had been approximately 14,000 refugees in January; after Tet some 170,000 were homeless. The requirement to assist these persons seriously inhibited national recovery efforts.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Jan 7, 2019
   
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Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

 
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  • Aho, Milt, SP 5, (1969-1971)
  • Akins, Donald, CW4, (1963-1985)
  • Akridge, William, COL, (1966-2007)
  • Aldridge, Jon, SP 5, (1968-1971)
  • Alexander, Brian, SP 4, (1970-1973)
  • Alfred, Harry, SGT, (1967-1969)
  • Allen, Lee, SP 4, (1966-1968)
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