Branch: USMC (As if the red and yellow shirt isn't a give away)
Enlistment: 7 JAN 70 - 21 DEC 72
DEC 70-DEC 71: 2/4 Company G, 1st Platoon, based at Camp
Hanson, Okinawa. Served as rifleman/radio operator/squad leader. While on
BLT's floats served in numerous countries throughout S.E. Asia.
JAN 72- JUN 72: TDY to Gitmo Bay, Cuba, served as Corporal of Guard on
line duty and rifle range instructor for Naval personnel.
JUL 72 - DEC 72: 3/8 Company M, HQ Platoon, based at Camp
Lejuene. Served as company radio operator and educational NCO.
NATO cruise to Norway & Germany in fall of '72.
Charlie Lewis was born Lamesa Texas. He graduated from Big Spring
High School in 1969. He entered the Marine Corps in 1970 and spent his year overseas in
and out of Vietnam. After an Honorable Discharge from the Corps, Charlie went to the
University Of Texas-Austin. He graduated in 1976 with a degree in accounting. Charlie
currently lives in Big Spring with his wife Charla and his two children, Dustin and Hayley
Charlie is the guiding force for all of us associated with the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial.
We could have never built it without him. Over ten years after we started, he still motivates and
leads....and gets it done.
Charlie...we love you. Thank you.