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Charles "Chuck" Veltri

US Army

Sergeant

Vietnam

My Story

Charles "Chuck" served from 1969-1972. Trained at Ft. Leonard Wood and Fort Sill. Attended the Artillery Combat Leaders Course at Ft. Sill. Promoted Sergeant upon graduation.

Served in Vietnam in 1970-1971.  Served in the 25th Infantry Division as an Artillery Gun Chief during the Cambodian invasion.

Later fought with the 7/8th Artillery, II Field Force, as Chief of the Fire Direction Center for a Battery of 8" - 175 MM guns. 

He was awarded two Bronze Stars and received a Combat Unit Citation for Meritorious Service against a large force of North Vietnamese attempting to overrun "Fire Base Blue". 

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