In Memory

Chad Allen Charlesworth



Photo of Viet Nan Veterans Memorial

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SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service 
4th Infantry Division 

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jun 10, 1969
Casualty was on Feb 25, 1970
Body was recovered
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09/17/10 10:55 AM #1    

Richard Ingles

Chad Allen Charlesworth
Birth Date:
5 Jan 1948
Home State:
Casualty Country:
Vietnam, Republic of
Casualty Category:
Battle Dead
Casualty Status:
Hostile Dead: Killed Out-right
Casualty Date:
25 Feb 1970
Cause Of Death:
Small Arms Fire
Report Date:
25 Feb 1970
Binh Dinh
Military Occupation:
Light Weapons Infantry (army)
4th Inf Div, 12th Regiment, 1st Battalion, D Company
Personnel Category:
US Marine Corps
Active Duty Army (Selective Service)
Specialist Fourth Class
Purple Heart (awarded posthumously)

Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for what you believed in.
We appreciate your service. 

09/23/10 08:46 AM #2    

Charlie Poulis

      Chad ! I've missed you all my life . You were a great guy and a great friend . I've always thought of you .   Charlie Poulis

11/04/10 05:28 PM #3    

Susan Hillard


You were my next door neighbor for 5 years before we graduated and you went to Vietnam.  I remember it like it was yesterday - I was home from San Jose State for I believe it was Thanksgiving.  I was sitting at our kithcen table looking out on Pleasant Ave.  I saw the marked military car pull up in front of your house & about 3 minutes later, I heard the screams.  Because of this, I have been an advocate for non-violence my entire life.  As tragic as it is, you have inspired me to think out of the box & to always strive for peaceful resolutions.  I thank you for that Chad & I I know wherever you are, it is GOOD!

Susie (Hillard) Preissner

11/07/10 09:33 AM #4    

Sandy Eckels


This is Sandy, I remember you, such a character with a sensitive side. I only wish some one could publish the poem you wrote to your mom I remember reading it in the OVN and the thought of it still gives me goosebumps. Gone but not forgotten.

12/17/10 05:31 PM #5    

Mitchael Breese (Breese)

 Chad, you were a great friend and so much fun to be around.  I think of you often and I will never forget you. I know you are in Gods' gracious hands, smile on Chad you were and are one of the best men I have ever known.  Your friend Mitch. 

12/18/10 12:30 PM #6    

John E. Dodd



Still remembered.

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest we forget." 

03/29/12 09:52 PM #7    

Pam Mageors (Townsend)



So many years have passed.........I knew about your service and Vietnam and thank you for your sacrifice.  Y ou were always bigger than life at school.  After I won 1st runner up in Miss Ojai contest, I finally had the nerve to ask you to dance.  You turned me down.  Even though that crushed my fragile ego, I still thought you were bigger than life.  RIP Chad.

07/28/12 05:35 PM #8    

Bonnie Clouse

Chad, We became good friends even though I came to Nordhoff during the last part of the 11th grade. I've shared your story with many a friend and I'll never forget how caring a person you were when I need another friend. 

Thank you so much

Much Love

Bonnie Clouse York

11/21/15 11:42 AM #9    

Dianne Larson (Hicks)

Gone, but never forgotten.  I hope you are dancing in the skies...think of you so very often.  Best dance partner a girl could ever have...remember how we won first place so many times...

To think I saw you before you left for the second and last round of Viet see everyone at your funeral...very sad.  Tears.  Have the rubbing from the WALL that I made of your name. Always wondered what if...

11/22/15 07:19 AM #10    

Stan Kidder

Chad and I were in the same Boy Scout troop. We climbed Mt. Whitney together at summer camp in, I think, 1963.

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