Charles William Robertson was born on December 27, 1932 and joined the Armed Forces while in Malden, Massachusetts.
He served in the United States Air Force and in ten years of service, he attained the rank of Captain.
On January 9, 1967, at the age of 34, Charles William Robertson perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Ngai.
To who it may concern: April 2003
My father and mother are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My father was Captain Charles W. Robertson and my mother was Anne C. Robertson. My father was a pilot in the United States Air Force and was killed in action on January 9, 1967 in Vietnam. He was the pilot of “Puff the Magic Dragon.” I do not know the call number his plane. I was only 3 1/2 and my brother was 23 months old when our father was killed in action.
My father was ranked number one in his high school class in Maulden, Massachusetts. He attended MIT for one year prior to receiving his appointment to West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1956. He received his Master's degree in electrical engineering in March of 1962 at Wright Patterson AF Base, Ohio.
My father posthumously received the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with five Oak leaf Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, as well as many other medals.
My parents are buried together on Wilson Drive. My mother died January 28, 1981.
Please add my father to your records and archives. His name is on the Vietnam Memorial Wall as well.
Elizabeth Robertson, daughter
209 Fairfield Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
ROBERTSON, CHARLES WILLIAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/27/1932
DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 37 SITE 214
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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