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Charles William Garber, Jr

Corporal, Marine Corps

Hometown: Augusta County, VA
Served In: Vietnam
Casualty Date: April 9, 1968
Died In: South Vietnam
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal

Corporal Garber graduated in 1965 from Ft. Defiance High School, where he was on the track team. He attended Bridgewater College before joining the Marine Corps in September 1966. He completed individual combat training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in March 1967. He was a mortar man with C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. He died of wounds from an explosive device during Operation Pegasus on Hill 807 about 14 km west of Khe Sanh Combat Base.

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