Charley Vernon Stanley
SGT CHARLEY VERNON STANLEY
07 July 1998
During the Vietnam War there was no overriding reason to keep close track of names of the men and women who died as a result of military service in the war zone. A decade after the withdrawal of US forces, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was approved for construction. The service branches went back through their records to identify our dead by name.
Inevitably some men who should have been named on the "Wall" were not. Over the years additional names have been inscribed on the Wall - some were men who died after the war as a result of wounds received in the war, and others were men whose names were overlooked in earlier years.
The name Charley V Stanley is not yet on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but has been approved to be added around Memorial Day, 2015.
- - The Baytown Sun, 8 July 1968, page 1 - -
Veteran Baytown Soldier Dies Of Viet War Wounds
Sgt. Charley Vernoii Stanley wanted to spare his family from worry. He let them know he had returned to the U.S. June 28 after four months, of duty in Vietnam. But he failed to tell them he had suffered shrapnel wounds in his back and bullet wounds in his shoulder.
So it was not until Wednesday night that his wife, Mrs. Ernestina D. Stanley, who had been living in San Antonio while her husband was overseas called family members here to tell them Sgt. Stanley was in critical condition in Ft. Sam Houston Hospital. Sgt. Stanley, 41, died Sunday morning with his family at his bedside. A brother, H. J. Stanley of Baytown, said death resulted from complications which set in after the sergeant was wounded (Death Certificate states it was caused by complications from Pneumonia, Malaria, and Renal Failure).
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (time to be announced) at Pace - Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Paul Stephens, pastor of Long Point Baptist Church in Houston, officiating. Burial with full military honors, will be in Oak Shade Cemetery in Cleveland.
Sgt. Stanley was raised in Highlands and attended schools here before joining the Marine Corps during World War II. After serving three years in the Marines, he was discharged. A few months later, he enlisted the Army, where he had served 17 years. Sgt. Stanley had returned from duty in West Germany last October, his family said. He was sent to Vietnam this spring and was stationed near Saigon.
In addition to his wife, Sgt. Stanley is survived by a daughter, Delores of San Antonio; three sons, C. S. Stanley and Harry Eugene Stanley of San Antonio, and Cpl. Charley Vernon Stanley Jr. of the U.S. Army in Ft. Benning, Georgia; his mother, Mrs. Sadie M. Stanley of Baytown; two sisters, Mrs Gracie Sharp of Tyler and Mrs. Kenneth Davis of Houston; and five brothers, H. E. Stanley of Houston, Raymond C. Stanley and Marvin L. Stanley of Ft. Worth, D. B. Stanley of Highlands and H. J. Stanley of Baytown. Several nieces and nephews survived also.
SGT Stanley is buried in Oak Shade Cemetery in Cleveland, Texas.
- - The Virtual Wall, June 6, 2014
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