Charles S. Walsh

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 31
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 44 / 62
Date of Birth: 08-Oct-1948
Neighborhood: Roxborough
High School: Roxborough High School
Street: Ridge Ave
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 15-Mar-1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Seven months before he was to graduate from Roxborough High School, Walsh and several buddies enlisted in the Marines. The 19-year-old private first class stopped home briefly before shipping out to Vietnam in December 1967 and joining Company C of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division."He was a happy-go-lucky boy," his mother recalled, "but he matured quickly in just a short time in the war." Walsh, a team leader, was killed in Quang Tri Province on March 15, 1968. He also was survived by three sisters.