Charles Blanco

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 10 / 123
Date of Birth: 02-Dec-1940
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
High School: Edward Bok Vocational High School
Street: S. 10 Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SGT
Date of Casualty: 20-Sep-1966
Province of Casualty: Tuy Hoa
Blanco was looking forward to a new career when he left the Marine Corps in 1963 after five years and enlisted in the Army�s 101st Airborne Division. The 26year-old sergeant, A squad leader, was stationed in Germany before joining Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in Vietnam in December 1965. He died near Tuy Hoa on Sept. 20, 1966. A former Edward Bok Vocational High School student, he was survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.