Charles Leroy Slack, Jr
I am enclosing a photo of my brother, Charles L. Slack Jr. He was KIA
in Tay Ninh Province on Februrary 15, 1967. During Operation Big Spring, there were 9 men from my
brother's unit and a dog handler and his dog. Eight of those men made it out of the bunker, to a nearby creek.
The dog handler that my brother was running point for, was shot in the face. My brother tended to his wounds.
The men from his unit said they would begin firing, and when they did, my brother and the handler were to try
to make it to them. As soon as they got out of the bunker, my brother yelled "grenade", and he jumped on it,
saving the handler and his patrol dog.
-- Peggy Slack Stull to the 173rd Airborne Association
Read more stories about Charles, his family, his friend (Valerie R. Kelton), and the man he saved
(Wayne McLeister) in the New Castle News, New Castle, PA and the 173rd Airborne Association website,
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