Charles E. Diamond

Date of Birth: 10/05/1949
Neighborhood: Olney
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: E. Albanus Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 02/02/1970
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 8
Panel Row: 2

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Diamond loved life and helping those in need, his mother recalled. He brought home stray cats and dogs while growing up, so it was no surprise when he wrote his parents that he wanted to bring home a Vietnam orphan when his tour of duty was over. "l went to confession once and communion three times since I've been here," he wrote home. "Pray that I maintain my character and never allow myself to slip." The 1967 Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate worked as a shipping clerk for the Moyer clothing store until be was drafted into the Army in June 1969. The 20-year-old private first class, a medical corpsman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, American Division, died in Chit Lal, Quang Tin Province. on Feb. 2, 1970. He was survived by his parents. two brothers and a sister.

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