Charles Edwin Engle
Captain
DET 1 UDORN, 56TH SPECIAL OPS WING, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
Carlos, Indiana
February 08, 1945 to February 22, 1971
CHARLES E ENGLE is on the Wall at Panel W5, Line 130

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Charles E Engle
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16 Mar 2001

Charles (Chuck) Engle was a much loved and much admired young man.

He is deeply missed but always remembered.

From a friend,
Dodie
E-mail address is not available.


 
19 Aug 2003

Charles, it is with the greatest sadness that I add to your memorial. It was just recently that I learned of the "Ravens" and the work they did in Laos and for the Hmong people. I have met several of your fellow "Ravens" and recently read the book by the same name. Those I met, Larry Sanborn, Jim Stanford, and Charlie Jones, captured my heart and we are now very dear friends. I am so honored. They represent you and all the brothers who did not return "home" very well. OUR VVA Chapter will now add the Ravens' story to our education of the youth in today's schools. It, like the Vietnam War, must be understood, and the men involved, honored.

Rest in peace, Charles. You deserve it.

With great respect
Judith Singer
jsinger@uwm.edu


 
7 Jun 2004

I often wonder what life would be like if you had made it home.
Always in our thoughts.

From his sister,
Roxanne
rocky765@aol.com


 
The President of the United States
takes pride in presenting the

AIR FORCE CROSS

to

CHARLES EDWIN ENGLE
Captain
United States Air Force

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

The Air Force Cross is presented to Charles Edwin Engle, Captain, U.S. Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a Forward Air Controller in Southeast Asia on 20 June 1970. On that date, while attempting to pinpoint a downed pilot's location, Captain Engle's aircraft was met with a hail of gunfire which severed the fuel line, drenching the aircraft and pilot. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Engle continued his efforts to suppress surrounding ground fire positions. When the pilot was located, a pickup was attempted. During the attempt, the rescue aircraft helicopter received heavy automatic weapons fire. Realizing that the rescue aircraft was in extreme danger of being shot down, Captain Engle, again with complete disregard for his own safety, dove his aircraft between the gun position and the helicopter, thereby allowing the helicopter to safely break away. After the ground fire was suppressed, other aircraft moved in for a successful pickup. Through his superb airmanship, aggressiveness, and extraordinary heroism, Captain Engle reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

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