|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1950|
|Death: ||May 27, 1969|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Charles, the son of Clarence T. and Clara B. Ervin, of Lamont Oklahoma, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on September 18, 1968 in Oklahoma City OK. He arrived in Vietnam on March 22 1969, and was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
On May 27, during operation Oklahoma Hills east of Hill 52 in Dai Loc District a Marine patrol was moving through an area controlled by the enemy and were taken under fire by the Viet Cong. Rifle fire and RPG's (rocket propelled grenades) poured into the patrol, killing PFC Ervin as a result of gun shot wounds and wounding another Marine before the men could take cover. The enemy quickly withdrew employing their usual hit and run tactics after the initial sudden attack to stalk Marine patrols on another day.
ON THE WALL Panel 24W Line 116
Military memorials virtual cemetery on FAG
Clarence T. Ervin (1900 - 1978)
Clara Bell Baumer Ervin (1911 - 1999)
Plot: Block 5, Lot 30, Space 1
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Jim L. Nelson
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52870302
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