Charles J. Esbensen

Date of Birth: 06/19/1947
Neighborhood: Manayunk
High School: Roxborough High School
Street: Shurs Lane
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 12/10/1966
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 9
Panel Row: 10

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The oldest of eight children, was nicknamed "Sandy" because of his light hair. He attended Roxborough High School before leaving. The 19-year-old private first class, an automatic rifleman, was assigned to Cornpany M of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. He died in Quang Tn Province on Dec. 10, 1966. Survivors included his parents, five brothers and two sisters.

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