Charles Clinton FleekSergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
28 August 1947 - 27 May 1969
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The database page for Charles Clinton Fleek
Though I was not a blood relative of Chalkie's I grew up as his cousin. I was three years younger than him and looked up to him. I myself entered the Air Force in 1968 and spent 22 years on active duty. Besides having lost Chalkie I lost many other friends in Vietnam.
No one from Charles's family has ever heard from anyone that might of been with him the day he lost his life. He was in Binh Duong Province and Charles was a squad leader in Company C during an ambush operation and during an encounter with the enemy Charles threw himself upon a grenade. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions that day, saving 8 of his fellow comrades from harm.
If anyone might remember this incident and wouldn't mind talking about it I would appreciate any contact.
From a close friend,
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Although Sergeant Fleek entered the service from Cincinnati, Ohio, his actual place of residence was Petersburg, Kentucky - and he is buried there, in the Petersburg Cemetery.
Note: Many internet sites incorrectly give the date Sergeant Fleek was killed as 27 May 1967 rather than 27 May 1969.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
a close friend,
Herbert (Rick) Banyea
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Mar 2008
Last updated 04/05/2008