|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1943|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1968|
Bin Thang, Vietnam
1968 06 14 O-2 1LT Charles S. Beranek 31542 KIA SVN; Beranek had been assigned as XO of ODA-332, Minh Thanh, Binh Long Province for nearly a year and had completed his tour. On the morning of June 14, 1968, he said good bye to his team and caught a ride on a resupply helicopter to clear the B team, B-33 at Hon Quan (An Loc) Binh Long Province. LT Beranek spent the day clearing the B team and was to catch the same resupply helicopter to the C team in Bien Hoa later that day, after the helicopter had made all of its runs to the surrounding A camps. Late that afternoon, the resupply helicopter pilot called in, said he was a few minutes out and anyone needing a ride to the C team should assemble on the B-33 helicopter pad. LT Beranek and a few other passengers were waiting on the helicopter pad when several 82MM mortar rounds impacted nearby. Shrapnel severed LT Beranek's carotid artery and he died a few minutes later.
Information was from Don J. Taylor, a friend and former army brother, who was there the day Charles died.
1LT Beranek is on panel 57W, line 016 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 4 years.
His parents are Sylvester and Annette (Nee Wimmer)
Sylvester John Beranek (1917 - 1997)
Kathleen Mary Zyduck Beranek (1945 - 2004)
Brian Joseph Beranek (1968 - 1991)*
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Record added: Aug 21, 2009
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