Charles Howard Duty was born in Wise County, Virginia, the son of Lawrence K. Whited and Ruth Miller.

Military Data
Unit M Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Start Tour ——
Incident Date 30 April 1967
Casualty Date 30 April 1967
Age at Loss 20
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Other explosive device

Vietnam Wall Panel 18E Line 120

Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section DD Row 2 Site 16

Tina Mullins
First Cousin
Charles, I’m your cousin and I never got to know you but I heard alot about you. I was about 2 12 when God called you home to be with him and his angels. Mom has talked about you, she said you were a fun and loving person to be with and to have around. I would have loved to know you, some day, maybe I will. You are a very special person in a alot of people’s lives. You are thought of and talked about alot. You are a beautiful flower and God needed you in his garden in heaven. So on April 30, 1967 God choose you to pick for his beautiful garden, in heaven. We all miss and love you so very much. I hope someday I will get to see you in God’s garden. Love You Always, Tina Mullins
Tuesday, November 12, 2002

danny greear
Charles, You were killed before I was born but My mother spoke of You often. She always told all of Her kids how You loved life and that You were the best friend and nephew that She ever had. I wish I could have been one of the lucky people to have known You. You are and always will be A HERO to Me and everyone who knew You. May God be with You and thanks, For all You gave. You gave all
Wednesday, October 02, 2002

The Kingsport Times, 10 May 1967
A 20-year-old Bluff City soldier, Pfc. Charles Howard Duty,  was killed April 30 in the vicinity of Quang Tri, South Vietnam. Duty was serving with the U.S. Marines. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Whited of Route 1, Bluff City; three brothers, Terry Whited, Billy Whited, and Jimmy Whited, all of Bluff City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Wise, Va.; paternal grandfather, Russell Duty of Holston, Va.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 December 1946
  • Date of death: 30 April 1967
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bluff City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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