Oct 062011

PFC Marshall Eugene Callahan

Birth: Dec. 26, 1949, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Death: Aug. 29, 1968, Vietnam

Marshall Eugene Callahan was 18 years old and was not married. His body was recovered. His platoon was rebuilding an old French bridge on QL-1 just south of Duc Pho at the time. In the process of building the intermediate supports and abutments at the time SP/4 Kennebrew, and PFC Callahan had been tasked to go pick up a load of stones from the rock quarry south of LZ Thunder Mountain. On the return trip their truck hit a mine killing both soldiers. When the Bridge was finished it was renamed KC Bridge 414 in honor of PFC Callahan and SP/4 Kennebrew.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E Callahan of Charlotte, NC. Served with the 19th Combat Engineer Battalion, 19th Combat Engineer Battalion, 35th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, USA Engineer Command. He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device for Bravery, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Army Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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