Charles loved animals and cared for them when they wre sick. He attended Mastbaum before enlisting in the Marine Corps in March 1963. He planned to become a forest ranger after he returned from Vietnam. The 20 year old corporal, a team leader in company F of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division died near Da Nang, Quang Nam Province on September 15, 1966. Survivors included his parents, a brother and four sisters.