|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1967|
Tan An, Vietnam
Sp4 Archie Monroe Carlyle, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Charlotte, NC.
Specialist Four Archie Monroe Carlyle was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Carlyle served our country until September 26th, 1967 in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was married. Archie died from friendly fire. His body was recovered. SP4 Carlyle is on panel 27E, line 014 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 3 years. He is Alumni from Garinger North Carolina High School Class of 1968.
I was a friend of Archies at Piedmont Junior High School. He was a year ahead of me and protected me from a bully. I served in Vietnam with Echo Company 3/1, 11th Light Infantry, Americal Division. March '68 - Feb. '69. Michael Lee, 810 S. Cline Ave. Newton, Catawba County, NC 28658.
Archie and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. He was a 13F Forward Observer, as I am. Although he was a few years older, I remember when he was killed by friendly fire (which isn't). I was never sent to Nam, but will arrive in Baghdad in Feb 04 to assist in training the new Iraqi army. All those brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice, like Archie, will always be held in honor in my mind. Jay Walker, Monroe NC.
Never Forgotten, never alone. Archie and I served together until his death on 9/26/67. He was killed with one other Soldier that day, PFC Jerome C Hadley. Most of the other men were wounded that night. Archie was the best of the best, and never let anyone down. He was a member of the 1st Squad 1st platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment. attached to the 25th Inf. Div. at Cu Chi, South Vietnam. Anyone that can reach his family let them know I have pictures of him taken the night before he died. God Bless. Leonard Gore, 89 Virginia Ave, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.
We are inside a perimeter bunker at base camp Cu Chi, home of the 25th Infantry Division, and the 1st and 2nd Battalion, 27th Wolfhounds. I ran into Arty(Archie) and Jerry back at the base camp when I returned from a hospital after a 4 week recovery. I was placed on light duty for 10 days, and assigned to the bunker line for that period of time. Bunker line duty was the night shift and Arty and I talked the nights away to stay alert. It was not our cup of tea so to speak, so about a week into it we, with our friend asked to join up with the company out in the field.
The 1stSgt said OK and we were on a re-supply chopper that morning. We reported to the platoon leader, Lt Rogers, and he sent Arty and Jerry to the 1st squad, and asked me to carry the radio for him. His RTO was on R&R, and I said OK. It was a long day, and that night we were sent out on an ambush patrol. We went out about 8:30 and got to our ambush position before 10 pm. We set up in the usual circle 2 men to a position, myself the Lt. and FO.
About 45 min later one of the positions reported movement and the LT confirmed. We then went to a T formation, moved the claymores, and were set to drop mortars on the VC; walk them into our position, and then we would pop the claymores and lay down a base of fire and take them out. The FO and Lt called in and the 1st 3 mortars were on the way, you could here them leave the tubes way off in the distance.
Then there were 3 explosions in our positions, and all hell broke loose. Everyone was calling for the medic, we were trying to get a fix on the VC, and I was told that we had 2 KIA and dozens of men wounded. About 6 of the guys were in real bad shape, and the company CO, had already put a rescue team together and were on there way. They called in for medivac choppers, and after the critical wounded were airborne I went to tell the men to get the KIA's ready.
It was then that I learned it was Arty and Jerry. We ended up carrying them back to the field base camp, and I sat there all night and wondered why this happened. After 43 years all I can say is that all things happen for a reason, and we won't find the answers in this life. Archie M Carlyle and Jerome C Hadley have never left my thoughts since that night, and a whole group of young men that died in that rotten place will never be forgotten. This is Arty's picture attached, I don't have one of Jerry.
He is the son of Mr Vance Clayton Carlyle and Mrs Jessie Mae Wright Carlyle.
He served with 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.
He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
Sharon Memorial Park
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17400365
Thank you for your sacrifice|
Added: Jan. 9, 2014
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Aug. 7, 2012
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