Charles Cook, Jr

Private First Class
Army of the United States
15 January 1943 - 09 July 1968
San Francisco, California
Panel 52W Line 004



Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles Cook, Jr

08 June 2002

Charles Cook, Jr.

I don't know why you don't have a memorial already, I know how much you were loved, so if it didn't happen I know it was beyond their control, or it just hurt to much to remember. I have never forgotten you, and I was blessed to hear from someone who saw you on your last day. I was happy to know that he cared about you - he misses you and thinks about you often. He said he will always remember you. Jim Jones died shortly after you so I know you are together again. If I look up I can see you in the sky as well as the other loved ones that have gone before me. I will also always remember you. Rest in peace. I salute you, my hero and my friend.

Love always,

Yvonne Lucille Shipp Andrades

02 Jul 2002

In the brief two months we spent together in Vietnam, I got to know you and Hugo Castaneda well. We laughed, fought, talked and ate together. Although it has been over thirty years since you and Hugo died on July 9, 1968, I still remember both of you fondly. May you always we remembered in the heart of those who knew and loved you.

Michael G. Brown
A Fellow Trooper

27 Sep 2004

Thank you, Charles, for being there with my brother Hugo. I am so glad that my brother did not die alone. You will always be remembered in my prayers. I salute you, my hero.

Christina Cisneros

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Troop, 1/11 Armored Cavalry, lost two men on 09 July 1968, PFC Charles Cook and PFC Hugo Castaneda of Compton, California. The Commanding General, 2nd Field Force, approved posthumous awards of the Bronze Star with "V" device to both PFC Castaneda and PFC Cook for their actions on 09 July.

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Yvonne Lucille Shipp Andrades 
8 Jun 2002

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Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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