CHARLES FOULKS - PFC
- browns mills
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- December 17, 1945
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- February 19, 1969
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Charles Foulks, Jr. was born on December 17, 1945, to Charles Sr. and Shirley Foulks. His home of record is Browns Mills, NJ. He had two brothers, Bradford and George, and two sisters, Robin and Ruthann. He attended Pemberton Township High School. When he wasn't wrestling or playing touch football, you could find him hunting or playing pool.
He served in the US Army and attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
Foulks was killed in action on February 19, 1969, in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam.
Fouls received numerous medals and awards, including the Purple Heart, the Air Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.
The Air Medal citation reads:
For distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat ground forces of the Republic of Vietnam during the period December 1968 to January 1969.
During this time he actively participated in more than twenty-five aerial missions over hostile territory in support of counterinsurgency operations. During all of these missions he displayed the highest order of air discipline and acted in accordance with the best traditions of the service. By his determination to accomplish his mission in spite of the hazards inherent in repeated aerial flights over hostile territory and by his outstanding degree of professionalism and devotion to duty, he has brought credit upon himself, his organization, and the military service.
The Bronze Star Medal citation reads:
For distinguishing himself by outstanding service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during the period December 1968 to February 1969.
Through his untiring efforts and professional ability, he consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp the implications of new problems with which he was faced as a result of the ever-changing situations inherent in a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways and means to solve those problems. The energetic application of his extensive knowledge has materially contributed to the efforts of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam to assist that country in ridding itself of the communist threat to its freedom.
His initiative, zeal, sound judgment and devotion to duty have been in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflect great credit on him and on the military service.
Sources: Thomas and Irene Weiss (nephew) and NJVVMF.
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