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Spec Charlie Mizelle Jernigan
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1945
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1968
Hue, Vietnam

Sp4 Charlie Mizelle Jernigan, Vietnam Veteran and native of Edenton, North Carolina.

Specialist Four Charlie Mizzelle Jernigan was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Jernigan served our country until April 20th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charlie died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Charlie was born on November 11th, 1945 in New York, New York. SP4 Jernigan is on panel 51E, line 008 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Fellow Eagle, THE BROTHERHOOD OF EAGLES SALUTES YOU. I know the perils you faced and the strength you possessed. You stood tall, answered your country's call, and gave all that you had for your brothers and country. You were part of the greatest unit ever, and I'm proud to be of the same Brotherhood that you served with honor and courage. You are not forgotten, nor will you ever be forgotten, as you will remain forever in the memory of every Screaming Eagle that has "Been There and Done That". We will all meet again when all of the Eagles are called home. Continue to stand tall my brother, for you are still in Eagle Country and now soaring with the elite. A Fellow Eagle, 2/506th (Currahee), 101st Airborne, RVN (A Shau Valley & DMZ), '68-'69.

Brother in Arms: You are Missed my brother, No one knew that God was going to call your name that day 43 years ago. In life we loved and respected you, in death we do the same. It hurt to lose you and you did not go alone. You left us with great memories your life is still my guide and though I cannot see you, you are always at my point man. May you rest in peace brother, everyday I feel your presence. ABU. Don McKinley, Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada, martidon1970@gmail.com

Today I rose early to visit The Wall and spend time thinking of you as I remember your story.... In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. -Mark Twain. It is my honor to know you and to know your, as well as your, families sacrifices…It has been my privilage over the past fourty plus years to tell your story when ever I had an audience. It was an honor to serve with you. Breathe, trumpets, breathe - Slow notes of saddest wailing - Sadly responsive peal, ye muffled drums - Comrades, with downcast eyes - And banners trailing Attend him home, - The youthful warrior comes… - With proud fond tears, - By tinge of shame untainted, - Bear him, and lay him - Gently in his grave: - Above the hero write, — The young, half sainted, — His country asked his life, - His life he gave! - By George Lunt - Honor and Country, Don "Big Mac" McKinley, Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada, martidon1970@gmail.com.

Her served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, "Screaming Eagles", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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.

 
 
Burial:
Warren Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Valhalla
Chowan County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Apr 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18849720
Spec Charlie Mizelle Jernigan
Added by: Tom Reece
 
Spec Charlie Mizelle Jernigan
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- Tom Reece
 Added: Jun. 23, 2010
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
- Tom Reece
 Added: Jun. 2, 2009
U S Combat Veteran, Vietnam
- Tom Reece
 Added: Apr. 10, 2007
 
 
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