Charles Edward West was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of William Henry West and Myrtle Jane Proffitt West.

RANK: Staff Sergeant
Service Number: 14311355

UNIT: 637th Combat support Group, Tuy Hoa Air Base,
7th Air Force

DIED: 17 June 1967 AGE 37 aircraft accident

Where: An Khe, Binh Dinh province (South Vietnam)
WAR: Vietnam memorial wall: 22e 004

Interred: Monte Vista Memory Gardens,  Section 19 lot 14 space 2, Johnson City, TN(USA)

Photo courtesy; Tom Reese

The Johnson City Press, 25 June 1967
Staff Sgt. Charles Edward ( Red)  West, 37, son of Mrs. Myrtle West, formerly of Johnson City and now of Omaha Neb., was killed in Vietnam action June 17. He was the son of the late William H. West. He attended Johnson City School and for  a time was employed with the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. Surviving are a daughter, Alice; three sisters and one brother.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 July 1929
  • Date of death: 17 June 1967
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 637th Combat Support Group
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign Medals
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Memory Gardens, Johnson City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Bottom Panel
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