Roland, Charles Edward, SSG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
81B10-Technical Drafting Specialist
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 81B10, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment/3rd Squadron
Service Years
1965 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newberry
Last Address
Newberry

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Long Khanh
Conflict
Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Location of Interment
Newberry Municipal Cemetery - Newberry, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 041

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
From Jayne Roland Bolling posted by Short, Diane (TWS Chief Admin) 701
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
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 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)4th Armored Cavalry Regiment/3rd Squadron
  1966-1967, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1966-1967, 11D10, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 81B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1967-1967, 81B10, 4th Armored Cavalry Regiment/3rd Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 25, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The following is a letter, sent to the sister (Cathy Roland Cole) of Charles Roland about her brother. 

"Your brother Sgt. Chuck Roland was my track commander.  I believe our track was A-22.  It was an honor to serve under your brother, many of us old troopers are alive today because of the courage of your brother.  I was wounded on June 22, 1967 and spent the following six months in hospitals, mostly at Walter Reed.  My replacement was a trooper by the name of Bray, I believe that he also served on A-22 and was killed the same day that Chuck was killed.  Chuck was a courageous and fearless NCO.  A friend of mine who was with Chuck when he was killed told me Chuck went down fighting, not surprizing to anyone who knew him.  I believe Chuck earned the Silver Star the day he was killed.  My friend Ronnie Bowen was with Chuck on that day, Ron passed away several months ago.  Also Sgt Bobby Weldon was with Chuck that day.  Bobby lost both his arms, and one eye.  We were at Walter Reed together.  Bobby also earned the Silver Star that day.  If you could locate Bobby Weldon he could provide you with much more information.  I still have some survivors guilt, my eyes are starting to tear up.  Your brother was also my brother, it's that way with the 3/4 Cav.  I am proud and honored to have known your brother, as I know you must be.  God Bless you.

Bill Mitchell.
   
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 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1967, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]2
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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