Charles C. Matthews

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Clyde, NC

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sargent

Sergeant Charles Crockett Matthews served as tank commander with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Squadron, 11th Cavalry. He was killed in action in Binh Long province, South Vietnam. Commendations include the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, and many others.

“Charles was a kind and caring person and was proud to serve his country. He always strived to do his best in whatever job he held. It was an honor to call him my husband,” recalled his wife, Mary Matthews-Singleton.

Age: 22

Date of Death: August 13, 1969

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