Charles Wesley Bird





25thinf bronze purple_heart  










Specialist 4 Charles Wesley Bird was born on January 16, 1943 in Belle, West Virginia. He is a 1961 graduate of Dupont High School in Belle, West Virginia. Charles worked for Ford Motor Company at the Rawsonville Plant and was married three months before entering the Army on October 24, 1966. He lived in Ypsilanti residing with his wife's parents until his induction.

Specialist 4 Bird began his tour of duty in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam on April 17, 1967 serving with D Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division as an infantryman. Charles died as a result of enemy small arms fire on October 14, 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.


Charles Wesley Bird is survived by his wife and a brother and serveral sisters. He lived for 24 years, 8 months and 28 days. He is resting in Montgomery Memorial Park in Fayette, West Virginia. His name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ypsilanti. Charles' name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 27E Line 106.

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Anna  Beebe
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My Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie, I still remember the tears that fell on the glass of your casket. I was so young, but I remember your sister Joan's grief, my mother. I remember your smile, your laugh even though I was so young. I am now I my 60's, but I still remember the pain. You are still missed after all these years. My mother, your sister, still misses you. Love you!
Feb 13, 2015

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