Charles J. Gibilterra

Date of Birth: 10/06/1947
Neighborhood: Frankford
High School: Frankford High School
Street: Salem Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 02/02/1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 11
Panel Row: 5

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"Chicky" Gibilterra played the saxophone, clarinet and organ. The 1966 -Franklord High School graduate was a buffing machine opera-tor and a busboy before he was drafted into the Army in June 1967. He began writing borne daily after making that his New Year's resolution for 1969. The 21-year-old specialist four, a cook and cook's helper with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Infantry Brigade, in Vietnam, died in his bunk at Mount Baldy, 20 miles south of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, on Feb. 2, 1969, of an apparent heart attack. He was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

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