Roberts, Charles Alan, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
9301-Tactical Intelligence Staff Officer (G2 S2)
Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
Service Years
1949 - 1965

Field Artillery


Ranger
Captain



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westchester
Last Address
El Paso, TX

Casualty Date
Dec 26, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Philippines
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Fort Sill Post Cemetery - Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 040

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
ARNG, New MexicoUSAG Presidio of San FranciscoAir Defense Artillery Center and School (Staff)94th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1949-1951, 2601, HHD, New Mexico Army National Guard
  1951-1952, 1514, USAG Presidio of San Francisco
  1954-1955, 1174, HHD, New Mexico Army National Guard
  1956-1960, Air Defense Artillery Center and School (Staff)
  1960-1962, 94th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
  1965-1965, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico College of Agriculture & Mechanics Arts
  1953-1955, New Mexico College of Agriculture & Mechanics Arts
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Born Westchester, PA (Quaker (Welsh Tract) land purchased from William Penn in area just west/northwest of Philadelphia

Graduated from Farmington, New Mexico High School in 1950 and had enlisted in the New Mexico National Guard in 1949 before graduation from high school. His unit was activated for the Korean War before his High School graduation, so he was on inactive duty Oct 1949-May 1951.

He was active Duty May 1951 - Dec 1952 at Fort Bliss as Radar Sgt, Platoon Leader and Range officer for an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (90mm Guns). He received his Honorable Discharge in Dec 1952 at The Presidio, San Francisco, California. From 1953-1955, he attended New Mexico A&M (now New Mexico State University) at Las Cruces, New Mexico and acquired his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

He rejoined the New Mexico National Guard in July 1954.
He was commissioned 2nd Lt, in May 1955, United States Army Reserve and went active duty Army. He was stationed mostly at Fort Bliss, 1956-1960.

CPT Roberts daughter (1956) and oldest son (1959) were born in El Paso, TX. While stationed at Wertheim, West Germany 1960-late Oct, 1962, CPT Roberts had two other sons born in Germany in the American Hospital at Wurzburg.

He returned stateside and was again stationed at Fort Bliss. He was then sent for advanced training Nov 1962- Apr 1963, at Homestead AFB, Miami, Florida Apr 1963-Feb 1965.

He attended Ranger Training (Fort Bragg) and Intelligence Training (Fort Holabird, Maryland) while we lived in Miami, Florida. In Vietnam, he was stationed at Nha Trang, South Vietnam on Feb 23, 1965.

His injury occurred by explosive device on Highway 1 outside Nha Trang on Dec 14, 1965. He was evacuated to the US Air Force Hospital at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines on Dec 15, 1965 where he died of pneumonia, septicemia, and multiple fragment wounds on Dec 26, 1965.

   
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