Burnett, Charles Cleveland, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0369, D Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
Service Years
1957 - 1967

Staff Sergeant

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St. Joseph
Last Address
St. Joseph, MO.

Casualty Date
May 14, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Memorial Park - Saint Joseph, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 19E Line 116

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 103
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Training School(s) WestMCB Camp Lejeune, NCUSS Princeton (LPH-5)1st Marine Division, I MEF
USS Magoffin APA-1992nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)USS Montrose (APA-212)USS Pickaway (APA-222)
USS Renville (APA-227)USS Cavalier APA-37Marine BarracksHQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division
2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5), 5th Marine RegimentUSS Constellation (CVA-64)Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1957-1957, 0311, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1958-1959, 0311, Military Police/PMO Camp Lejeune, H&S Bn
  1959-1959, 0311, USS Princeton (LPH-5)
  1959-1961, 0311, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1960-1960, 0311, USS Magoffin APA-199
  1960-1961, 0311, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1961-1961, 0311, USS Montrose (APA-212)
  1961-1961, 0311, USS Pickaway (APA-222)
  1961-1961, 0311, USS Renville (APA-227)
  1961-1961, 0311, USS Cavalier APA-37
  1962-1964, 0311, Marine Barracks Hawthorne, NV
  1964-1965, 0311, HQ Co, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division
  1965-1965, 0311, G Co, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)
  1965-1966, 0311, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment (Cadre)
  1966-1967, 0311, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1967-1967, 0369, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1967-1967, 0369, D Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Big Horn II
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie IV
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 13 May 1967 the 1st Bn, 9th Marines began a sweep in the area of Phu An, near Cam Lo. At about 4 PM the lead company was heavily engaged by an equal number of NVA troops. Fighting continued until nightfall, when the enemy disengaged. At daybreak on the 14th a running battle began, with the Marines pursuing the NVA and the NVA using heavy mortar fire to discourage the pursuit. Neither side won the advantage on the 14th; the Marines could not bring the NVA to bay and the NVA could not escape their pursuers. The stalemate continued through the 15th, with the NVA moving toward sanctuary in the Demilitarized Zone and the Marines using firepower to block their passage. A final exchange of fires occurred on the 16th, but the remaining NVA forces were able to successfully disengage and elude the Marines.
When the fighting stopped, 1/9 had lost 31 men over the four-day period:

A Company:
1stLt Jerry E. Gorney, Hudson, OH (05/13/1967) (Silver Star)
SSgt Clyde Clark, Macon, GA (05/16/1967)
Sgt George R. Linder, Gardena, CA (05/16/1967)
Sgt James H. Waller, Lakeland, FL (05/13/1967)
Cpl Michael F. Buckley, Islip, NY (05/13/1967)
Cpl Thomas W. Chaffin, Clark Lake, MI (05/16/1967)
LCpl Michael J. Amato, Peekskill, NY (05/13/1967)
LCpl John M. Avila, Los Angeles, CA (05/13/1967)
LCpl Kenneth L. Hirst, Briarcliff, NY (05/13/1967)
LCpl Michael E. Stewart, Culpepper, VA (05/13/1967) (Navy Cross)
LCpl James D. West, West Milton, OH (05/15/1967)
Pfc Johnnie L. McDaniel, Agency, MO (05/14/1967)
Pfc Richard T. Sarakas, St Louis, MO (05/13/1967)

B Company:
LCpl Daniel T. Kelley, Fort Worth, TX (05/15/1967)
Pfc James E. Chadwick, Upper Sandusky, OH (05/15/1967)
Pfc Edward K. Meyer, Normal, IL (05/15/1967)

C Company:
Cpl Glen G. Burt, Reno, NV (05/13/1967)
LCpl Dale A. Pulliam, Wichita, KS (05/14/1967)
Pfc Donald K. Halvorsen, Eatontown, NJ (05/14/1967)
Pfc Milligan R. Williams, Atlanta, GA (05/14/1967)

D Company:
2ndLt Steven A. Broquist, Champaign, IL (05/14/1967) (Silver Star)
SSgt Charles C. Burnett, St Joseph, MO (05/14/1967)
LCpl Earl G. Grubb, Silver City, NM (05/15/1967)
LCpl Kenneth L. Hearn, Indianapolis, IN (05/14/1967)
LCpl Joseph T. Keesee, Vinton, VA (05/15/1967)
LCpl Eldon E. Lambert, Mount Pleasant, NC (05/14/1967)
LCpl James T. Williams, Fairburn, GA (05/14/1967)
Pfc Thomas Allen, Delta, OH (05/14/1967)
Pfc Raymond M. Chasser, Euclid, OH (05/15/1967)
Pfc Joseph A. Jimenez, Houston, TX (05/14/1967)

H&S Company:
HM1 Forrest M. Stafford, Sneads Ferry, NC (05/14/1967)
Posted for: CHARLES C BURNETT JR: I find it ironic that my favorite song is "What a wonderful World" - a song I just heard as I was sitting here thinking of you. I know in my heart you were doing your very best to make this a wonderful world for those you love. Happy Birthday Dad, with all my love, Dena Posted by: Dena Email: mstravel4fun@yahoo.com Relationship: He is my father Tuesday, December 21, 2004
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