Charlie C. Anthony
Private First Class
Army of the United States
Naples, Florida
February 28, 1946 to May 12, 1969
CHARLIE C ANTHONY is on the Wall at Panel W25, Line 59

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Some of his military records show his first name as Charlie, others show Charles. His cemetery marker shows Charlie and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, has his name etched as "Charlie C. Anthony".

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Looking for a change from share cropping in southeastern Alabama, L C and Daisy May Anthony moved to the Naples Florida area in 1953 where they raised 8 children. Charlie had 3 sisters, and four brothers. He attended school at Carver Elementary in Naples and graduated from Carver High School in 1965. Drafted into the Army in 1968, after completion of his basic training, he received his orders for Vietnam, arriving 27 August 1968.

On 12 May 1969, his unit engaged the enemy in action near Zuan Than, approximately 8 Kilometers South Southeast of Duc Pho. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he attacked and killed several of the enemy. When PFC Anthony and the remainder of his squad tried to prevent the enemy soldiers from skirting the flank of their position, a firefight ensued that caused Anthony to be fatally wounded. His family was presented his Silver and Bronze Stars and Purple Heart, among his other medals. He was married and had a daughter that he never met. In 1976, the City of Naples named a park in his honor.

C Company, 3/1st Infantry, lost 10 men on 12 May 1969 in a firefight about 9 kilometers south-southeast of Duc Pho. They were:

At the time of his death, Charlie was survived by his wife Laura F Anthony and parents, Daisy Mae (1918-2004) and L. C. Anthony (1917-1984), all of Naples, Florida and his brothers and sisters. PFC Anthony is buried in Naples Memorial Gardens, North Naples Florida, along with his mother and father. As of 2012, two of his sisters, both retired teachers and two brothers, one a retired firefighter, live in the Naples area. Willie lives in the River Park community and has supported the neighborhood for over 50 years.

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- - The Virtual Wall, June 17, 2014

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