Charles L Callahan

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
23 December 1942 - 21 July 1968
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Army Aviator

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles L Callahan

23 Jul 2003

"Larry", known in-country as "Chuck", was my brother and I can't believe that he has been gone 35 years this week. He was my older brother and we all miss him terribly to this day. If anyone out there knew him in Vietnam or otherwise, I'd love to hear from you. It keeps him alive somehow. Thanks.

A memorial initiated by his sister,
Stevey Callahan
645 Lord Dunmore Drive, Virginia Beach, Va 23464

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During a night mission on 21 Jul 1968 a UH-1H (tail number 67-17415) of C Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, was at a landing zone west of Camp Evans at UTM grid coordinates YD366217. The aircraft was holding in a hover while sling loading supplies when its tail rotor was shot off. The aircraft immediately went into uncontrolled flight and crashed, killing all four men aboard:
  • WO1 Ralph John Willard, pilot
  • WO1 Charles L. Callahan III, copilot
  • SSG Robert Douglas Stone, crew chief
  • SP5 Robert Warren Parent, gunner

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Stephanie Callahan
645 Lord Dunmore Drive, Virginia Beach, Va 23464

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Jul 2003
Last updated 05/26/2007