Vanover, Charles, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Service Years
1945 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Master Sergeant


Six Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Iaeger
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 06, 1989
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
United States
Conflict
Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 114

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Honorably Discharged WW II 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

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




 Military Association Memberships
3/4 Cav AssociationVietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1967, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]3
  1989, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Immediate Navy Discharge and Army Enlistment (USN Blue to Green), 1
 Unit Assignments
US Navy14th Armored Cavalry Regiment2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment
1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment6th Armored Cavalry Regiment9th Cavalry Regiment1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) 1st Cavalry Division
US Army Garrison, Fort Knox3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry RegimentSurgical/Evacuation Hospital UnitsWalter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  1945-1947, 832, US Navy
  1949-1953, (3034) Engineer Mason Course
  1953-1956, 11D10, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment/3rd Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1956-1957, 11D10, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1957-1957, 11E10, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment/HHT
  1957-1958, 11E10, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment/HHT
  1958-1960, 11D10, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment/HHT
  1960-1962, 11D10, 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment/2nd Squadron, 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1962-1962, 11D10, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) 1st Cavalry Division/A Troop
  1962-1963, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) 1st Cavalry Division/HHT
  1963-1964, 11D10, US Army Garrison, Fort Knox/Armor Force Development
  1965-1966, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1965-1967, 635, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1965-1967, 635, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1966-1966, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1966-1966, 11D10, Ireland Army Community Hospital
  1966-1967, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 02, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

MILITARY DATA
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."
 
   
Comments/Citation
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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