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PFC Christopher Eugene Brooks

PFC Christopher Eugene Brooks

Birth
Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jul 1966 (aged 18)
Tan An, Long An, Vietnam
Burial Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Veteran's Section
Memorial ID 17837629 · View Source
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PFC Christopher Eugene Brooks, Vietnam Veteran, Native of King's Mountain, NC.

PFC Christopher Eugene Brooks was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, PFC Brooks served our country until July 3rd, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 18 years old and was not married. It was reported that Christopher died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. PFC Brooks is on panel 08E, line 122 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

PFC Christopher Brooks gave all on that fateful day of 3 July l966. We were members of the same 3d Platoon, Co B, 1st Bn, 35th Inf, 3d Bde Task Force, 25th Inf Div. PFC Brooks was killed in action in the Ia Drang Valley (Pleiku Province). He will never be forgotten. Eighteen men from B Company, 1/35th Infantry, died in the Ia Drang Valley on 03 July 1966. Two of the wounded died within days. PFC Christopher E. Brooks is remembered by his fellow soldiers of the 35th Infantry, the Cacti Regiment. Alonzo Jones, fellow Solider and Platoon Member, 467 Oak Hill Lane, Huntsville, TN, jones25_1cav@highland.net.

He was a School-Buddy & Friend. One of My Heroes. Chris, I think of you almost every day now,for over 40 yrs.I served in Viet Nam 67/68 during Tet, so I know how it was. I am proud to have known you and could call you my friend. I will meet you at the wall. Stefen Carpenter, 110 Fox Fire Ln, Kings Mt, NC, 28086, scarpenter204@carolina.rr.com.

He was the son of Mrs Margaret Lee, Route 1, Box 327, Kings Mountain, NC.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, "Cacti Forever", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

The decorations earned by PFC Christopher E. Brooks include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.



  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 6 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17837629
  • Dianne Senn
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Christopher Eugene Brooks (4 Oct 1947–3 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17837629, citing Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .