Charles Eugene Fulks

Private First Class
Army of the United States
31 August 1949 - 07 December 1969
Louisville, Kentucky
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles Eugene Fulks

23 Dec 2003

PFC Charles Fulks was at Fire Support Base Jerry, being operated by B Battery 2/13 Artillery, as part of an artillery task force working the Bu Dop area of War Zone C in November-December 1969. Service Battery personnel delivered ammunition frequently to B Battery and D Battery as part of their duties in 2nd Battalion, 13th Artillery. Bu Dop was a Special Forces Border Camp being utilized for training ARVN Special Forces and artillery units to assume commitments performed earlier by American units. The NVA was making a maximum effort to disrupt the Bu Dop project. FSB Jerry was the nearest friendly base to Bu Dop.

I was Executive Officer for A Battery at this time. I am reporting information delivered to me by my unit members in D Battery. I never met PFC Fulks. I do not know what happened at FSB Jerry on December 7, 1969. PFC Fulks died that day as a victim of small arms fire. I know only about Bu Dop actions. Perhaps a Service Battery member can supply additional details.

Colonel Joseph Luger recently approved my commemoration of fallen artillerymen from the Red Dragon Clan, 2nd Battalion, 13th Artillery. Colonel Luger and I both extend our deepest sympathies for the ultimate sacrifice PFC Fulks gave at FSB Jerry. Your memory lives on with us. Rest in Peace.

From a unit veteran,
William E. Novakovic
513 Woodland Avenue Oakmont, Pa. 15139

31 Mar 2007

I saw that you were from Louisville, KY, where I'm currently growing up. I'm proud to know my hometown produced heroes like you. Thank you, sir, for giving your life so I can grow up in a safer world.

I will not let your sacrifice be in vain.

Alex Brewer

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During the first part of Decemeber 1969 Fire Support Base JERRI, 6 kilometers south-southwest of Bu Dop, was garrisoned by the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry. An attack on the fire base on 07 Dec cost the lives of four US soldiers:
  • 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry
    • PFC Albert L. Bell, Cameron, TX, B Co
    • PFC Lee D. Kennedy, Tyler, TX, B Co
    • PFC Jerry D. Patton, Mount Pleasant, TX, HQ Co

  • Svc Btry, 2nd Bn, 13th Artillery
    • PFC Charles E. Fulks, Louisville, KY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a unit veteran,
William E. Novakovic
513 Woodland Avenue Oakmont, Pa. 15139

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Dec 2003
Last updated 09/07/2007