Jan 042012

Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton

Birth: Jun. 1, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

US Marine Lcpl Charles Russell Jerone Menton, native of Charlotte, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Charles died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE VIETNAMESE MERIT MEDAL: Servicemen of courage and rare self-sacrifice, they displayed at all times the most tactful cooperation while aiding the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam to repel the Red wave undermining South Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With ready zeal and commendable response, they fought on to the end in every mission and set a brilliant example for their fellow soldiers. They died in the performance of their duty. Behind them they leave the abiding grief of their former comrade-in-arms.

He was the son of Dorothy Mae Menton & Grandson of Mrs. Annie S. Menton of Charlotte, NC. He served with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnamese Merit Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Plot: Section 1-A, Block 6, Lot 20, Space B

(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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