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  PFC Charles Allen Holbrook    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Charlie Company
2nd Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Charles Allen Holbrook, who died in the service of his country on September 30th, 1968 in Quang Duc Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Charles was 20 years of age. He was from Chicago, Illinois. Charles is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 42W, Line 47.

The decorations earned by PFC Charles Allen Holbrook include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.

Charles is buried in the Highland Memorial Gardens, Logan, WV.

(Following was contributed by Charles' sister, Linda Pieroni, linpie2@sbcglobal.net)

"He attended Waller High School in Chicago, we moved to Chicago in 1962 from Whitman, WV. When the coal mines closed down my parents moved us to Chicago in 1962. He went to school at Waller High School in Chicago. He worked for the old jukebox factory, which was Bally. He was never married and joined the Army with three friends from Chicago, they made it back. My brother was a kind soul. We were so proud of him but my Mom was devastated by his death and never really got better. Our parents have passed away and I have another brother still living. When my brother was killed we had a service for him in Chicago and a service in Logan, WV where he is buried. My Mom thought he would want to be be buried there."