Vanover, Charles Lindon, Sr., MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11E40-Platoon Sergeant Armored Platoon
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 11E40, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1949 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Master Sergeant

Seven 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
Iaeger , WV
Last Address
Iaeger , WV

Casualty Date
May 06, 1989
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Illness, Disease
United States
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 114/Section 605, Site 1405

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1989, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 229
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Immediate Navy Discharge and Army Enlistment (USN Blue to Green)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyEngineer Field Support Activity, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)2nd Battalion, 14th Armored Cavalry 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment
2nd Squadron, 6th Armored Cavalry 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry RegimentArmy Garrisons3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Garrision Hospitals/ClinicsWalter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  1945-1947, 832, US Navy
  1949-1953, 5059, Engineer Field Support Activity, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  1953-1956, 1510, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Armored Cavalry
  1957-1960, 131.00, HHC, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment
  1960-1962, 1796, G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 6th Armored Cavalry
  1962-1963, 1616, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
  1963-1964, 11D10, Armor Force Development
  1965-1966, 11E40, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1966-1966, 11E40, Ireland Army Community Hospital
  1966-1967, 11E40, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 2012, General Photos14
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Charles started his military career as a Seaman 2/c in the United States Navy enlisting on October 25th 1945.  The record indicates he was 17, yet his birthdate indicates he was closer to 15 or 16.  Charles reinlisted in the Army shortly after his discharge from the Navy. 

Article from Berkley Post-Herald, Berkley, W. VA.  Thursday Morning, February 12, 1953:
"Charles Lindy Vanover, 22, son of Mrs. Maggie Powell Vanover of Iager enlisted in the Regular Army for six years."

Sgt. Vanover died 6 April 1989 from wounds he received 19 May 1966 while serving with 2nd Platoon, A Troop, 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division. 

From Article in the Orlando Sentinel 
April 8, 1989

CHARLES LINDON VANOVER SR., 58, 1884 Twin Lake Drive, WInter Garden, died Thursday.  Born in Iaeger, W.Va., he moved to Winter Garden from Louisville, Ky., in 1976.  He was an Army master sergeant.  He was a member of the Ocoee United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Elk Lodge No. 2165, Winter Garden, and a lifetime member of DAV Chapter No. 16.  Survivors: wife, Jeanetta; son, Charles L. Jr., Winter Garden; daughter, Teresa Straw, Orlando; brother, Ray, Northfork, W. Va; sister, Daisy Church, Iaeger, W. Va.
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