Charles A. Nolan

Date of Birth: 08/21/1947
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia High School
Street: Larchwood Avenue
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 09/13/1968
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 22
Panel Row: 10

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Nolan once wrote home he wanted to make a career of the Army, but changed his mind after 10 of his friends died in battle. Except for the fighting, he wrote, Vietnam was a beautiful country. He was drafted into the Army in October 1966 after attending Lincoln Preparatory and West Philadelphia high schools. The specialist four served as a rifleman, an assistant gunner and a grenadier with Company B of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Nolan died on Sept. 13, 1968, at the age of 21. He was survived by his parents and three sisters

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial