Pickard, Charles, HM2

Navy (FMF)
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Current Service Status
US Navy Veteran (FMF)
Current/Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Navy (FMF)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, HM-8404, SERE School/Brunswick, ME
Service Years
1966 - 1970
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Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Eugene Sara; Detachment 418Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Military Order of the Purple Heart3rd Marine Division Association
Marine Corps Together We Served-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2001, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines
  2003, Marine Corps League, Eugene Sara; Detachment 418 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Billings, Montana) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2003, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  2003, 3rd Marine Division Association [Verified]
  2006, Marine Corps Together We Served [Verified]
  2018, -National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired from 3M-Co., with my last assignment being Portland, Or. After a year of retirement living in Portland, my wife and I relocated to Montana, my home state. I enjoy hunting and fishing, and Montana memories of how it used to be drew me back.My family is the most important thing to me, so I look forward to all my visits with my grandkids and kids.
Other Comments:
My 3 years and 9 months of active duty in the Marines and Navy introduced me to some of the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have rubbed shoulders with some very high powered, educated, well informed people from all walks of life. To be sure, my relationships and friendships with people in the military are number # 1 in my book !

 Remembrance Profiles - 16 Marines Remembered
  • Gordon, Richard, HM2
  • Jones, Bobby, Sgt
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Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Operation Napoleon / Saline
Start Year
End Year

Feb 29 – Dec 9; 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines and 2/1 Cavalry operation along Cua Viet River, Quảng Trị Province.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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To Year
Last Updated:
Oct 9, 2006
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Capt Carr, Gunny Phringer, Cpl Paul Bresino, Doc Ballard

Mike and India Co.'s 3/4 were lifted off the tarmac at Khe Sahn Combat Base and staged for an effort to help 2/4 and 3/1, who were heavily involved in stopping the NVA from over running Dong Ha.Our CH-46 was hit by ground fire, as we came in for a landing and the CH-46 to our starboard side went up in a ball of flame !

Units Participated in Operation


My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  345 Also There at This Battle:
  • Avila, Greg, HM3, (1966-1968)
  • Bailey, Daniel, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Bain, John, Cpl, (1967-1972)
  • Balkovich, Marc, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Barr, David, LCpl, (1967-1969)
  • Bartleson, Anthony, Cpl, (1967-1971)
  • Bascombe, Jerry, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Beal, John, Sgt, (1966-1972)
  • Beaudet, Edward, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Beckdolt, Mike, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Billings, Gary, LCpl, (1967-1969)
  • Bilyeu, Donald, Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Bogard, Daniel, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Bolanos, Benjamin, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Brieske, Robert, PFC, (1967-1971)
  • Burke, Robert, 1stSgt, (1959-1979)
  • Cadigan, Kevin, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Calvert, Scott, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Carlson, Carlson, Cpl, (1967-2011)
  • Carter, Aaron, Cpl, (1965-1971)
  • Chaney, James, MGySgt, (1967-1997)
  • Coelho, Joe, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Cohen, Kenneth, SSgt, (1959-1969)
  • Collins, Richard, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Culp, Gail, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Davies, James, LtCol, (1966-2003)
  • Davis, Edward, SSgt, (1966-1971)
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