Davis, Charles Cecil, PFC

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Private 1st Class
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1966-1967, 0311, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Date
May 03, 1967
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Miriam Cemetery - Bethany, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 023

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]1
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Training School(s) WestMCB Camp Pendleton2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
  1966-1966, 0300, School of Infantry (SOI WEST)
  1966-1966, 0311, Staging Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1966-1967, 0311, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Battle of Khe Sanh (Hill Fights)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Beacon Star
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Last Known Activity
Hill 881 North, 8 km West-Northwest of Khe Sanh Combat Base

Hill 881N
At 10:15 on 2 May Companies E and G 2/3 Marines assaulted Hill 881N from the south and east. Company G encountered a NVA position and pulled back to allow for artillery support. Company E almost reached the summit of the hill when it was hit by an intense rainstorm and the Battalion was pulled back into night defensive positions.

At 04:15 on 3 May a NVA force attacked Company E's night defensive position, penetrating the east of the position and reoccupying some bunkers. A Marine squad sent to drive out the NVA was hit by machine gun fire and a scratch squad of engineers was sent to support them while air and artillery strikes were called in on the NVA. A flareship arrived overhead and the Marines on Hill 881S could see approximately 200 NVA forming up to attack Company E from the west and fired over 100 rounds of 106mm recoilless rifle fire to break up this fresh assault. At 08:50 on May 3 reinforcements were flown in to support Company E, while Company H 2/3 Marines attacked the NVA from the rear. Companies E and F 2/3 Marines began their assault on Hill 881N, NVA fire increased as they neared the summit and both Companies pulled back to allow for air and artillery strikes. The assault resumed at 13:00 and by 14:45 the hilltop had been captured. The last bunker was cleared at 15:00, 27 Marines were killed and 84 wounded in the attack, while the NVA had lost 137 killed and 3 captured. Prisoner interrogations revealed plans for another attack on the Marine positions that night, but this did not occur.

by Richard Backus
Charles was in my squad and had my watch on when we were overrun on May 3, 1967 at the Khe Sahn 881 Hill Fights. He was in a fox hole in front of me and I was going to relieve him at 4:30. The North Vietnamse hit us at 4:00. He was a good friend. I hope some relatives contact me, because I have some pictures of Charles I want to give them. Semper Fi brother and rest in peace.
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