Charles Lincoln Daniel

Specialist Four
527TH MP CO, 716TH MP BN, 89TH MP GRP, 18TH MP BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
07 January 1944 - 31 January 1968
Nelson, Virginia
Panel 36E Line 005

USARV

18TH MP BDE
Military Police

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles Lincoln Daniel

14 January 2002

Gone but not forgotten.
I will always love you, brother, and never forget you.
One day I will see you again in Heaven.

I LOVE YOU,
your sister Rachel

16 January 2002

Charles,
We met at Fort Gordon during MP training. We were together when we told our wives about the orders for Vietnam. We arrived in country together and even shared a ride to our new units. I regret we were not together on the ride home. You will always be remembered.

Your friend,
Ed Daniels
edaniels@csuchico.edu

21 Nov 2005

I came too see you the morning of November 11, 2005. I was in D.C. for the Marine Corps and my Dad asked me to look you guys up for him. My Dad was there the day you died. He has never forgotten you guys, one day I'll bring him to see you also.

From the son of someone you served with,
George H. Fleming II
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The Tet Offensive began on 31 Jan 1968. In Saigon, some 4,000 Viet Cong troops attacked a number of US and RVN installations, including the American Embassy where four MPs from the 527th MP Company were killed:
  • SGT Johnie B. Thomas, Detroit, MI
  • SP4 Charles L. Daniel, Nelson, VA
  • SP4 Owen E. Mebust, Manhattan Beach, CA (Bronze Star "V")
  • CPL William M. Sebast, Albany, NY
The 716th MP Bn history on the Fort Campbell web site contains the following information:
"The most famous action during the TET offensive occurred at the U.S. Embassy where SPC Charles Daniel and PFC William Sebast of the 527th Military Police Company were augmenting the Marine security detail. At 0247 hours, Viet Cong sappers blew a hole in the embassy compoundís perimeter wall and attacked through the breach. SPC Daniel and PFC Sebast radioed for help and engaged the attacking Viet Cong. They were able to kill the first two attacking sappers before being shot down. Two MPs who responded to the calls for help, SGT Jonnie Thomas and SPC Owen Mebust, were ambushed and killed as they approached the embassy compound."
Corporal James C. Marshall, a Marine from E Company, Marine Security Guard Battalion, also was killed in action while defending the Embassy.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Rachel Sharon
9596 Grassy Creek Rd. Bullock, N C 27507
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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