|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1967|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
SP4 Charles Richard Chriscoe, Vietnam Veteran, Born in Seagrove, NC. He was a Combat Medic.
Specialist Four Charles Richard Chriscoe was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Chriscoe served our country until October 25th, 1967 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charles died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. SP4 Chriscoe is on panel 28E, line 065 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
I knew him at Fort Lewis(94th EvacHosp) Charles was a example of what treasures this country has. Drafted, he did his time, and did his duty. The loss of Charles is a loss to our generation, like so many of that time. Charles lives in my memory, and my children's as well. I visit his name at least once a year. Like the soldiers who went to WWII, Charles came when called and gave all he had, our world is poorer without him. Paul Baker, 6251 Bren Mar Dr. Alex., Va 22312.
He was an army buddy. We were medics together at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was a well liked and friendly GI to several Ohio soldiers attached to a medical company, stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, in 1967, in the months preceeding our going to Viet Nam. He will always be remembered by those who knew him. I personally thought of Charlie frequently over the last thirty plus years, and was recently privileged to find, and to etch his name from the Viet Nam Wall. Charles Chriscoe was, and always will be to me, a real Hero. Rex Myers, Ohio.
SEAGROVE MAN BECOMES 2ND VICTIM IN VIETNAM: THE RANDOLPH GUIDE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1967:
Specialist Four Charles R. Chriscoe, 20 year-old soldier from Route 2, Seagrove, became the second young Randolph County man to lose his life in the Vietnam War. The victim's father, David Chriscoe received word from the Department of Defense that his son was killed as a result of enemy fire while on night perimeter defense on Wednesday, October 25th. Funeral arrangements were still indefinite today. The family was awaiting word from the Army as to when his remains will arrive here.
The family received message of his death Friday night in a telegram delievered by an Asheboro taxi driver. Charles, an Army medic, died as a result of wounds received from small arms fire. Chriscoe was graduated from Seagrove High School in 1964 and went to work in Klopman Mills in Ramseur. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. He entered the Army as a draftee in the spring of 1966 at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was due for discharge on March 15, 1968.
He had been in Vietnam only five months before his fatal wounds and a recent letter home from him indicated that he was counting the days until his release. "He never complained abnout conditions over there," commented a cousin, Mrs Shirley Spencer. "He did write though, that he knew God had watched over him after several narrow escapes. He didn't tell too much about the hard times. Chriscoe's Mother, Mrs Virginia Knight Chriscoe, died in 1959. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. David Chriscoe of Route 2, Seagrove; and two brothers, Edward and Joseph Chriscoe, both of the home.
He was the son of Mr David Chriscoe, Route #2, Seagrove, North Carolina.
He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Medic's Badge(CMB), 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.
David Chriscoe (1918 - 1988)
Virginia Frances Knight Chriscoe (1913 - 1959)
Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17427109