In Memory

Charles Buckley Mason

Charles Buckley Mason

Three State Soldiers Die In Vietnam Three Washington Army men have died in Vietnam as result of enemy action, the Defense Department announced yesterday. They are: Warrant Officer Thomas R. Pursel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Pursel, Yakima; Sgt. Daniel B. Christenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Christenson, Oroville, Okanogan County; and Specialist 4 Charles B. Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Mason, Spokane. Pursel and Christenson were killed in action and Mason's status was changed from missing to dead in hostile action. (The Seattle Times, Seattle WA, Thursday 23 May 1968)

Obituary Army Spec 4 Charles B. Mason, 20, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Mason, E2715 Thirty-fifth, was killed in combat in Vietnam. His parents were notified that their son died Saturday (18 May 1968) while serving with the 101st Airborne Division. A Spokane native, young Mason attended Adams grade school and was graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1966. He enlisted in the Army in September of that year. Besides his parents at the home, the soldier is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Schweighardt at Brewster WA and numerous aunts and uncles. The body will be sent to Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 23 May 1968)

Obituary Funeral services for Army Spec. 4 Charles B. Mason, 20, who was killed in combat in Vietnam 18 May (1968) will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lincoln Heights Congregational Church. The Rev. Frederick H. Joagg will officiate. Military graveside services will be in Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Mason, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Mason, E2715 Thirty-fifth, was serving with the 101st Airborne Division at the time of his death. The young Spokane native attended Adams Grade School and was graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1966. He enlisted in the Army in September of that year. Besides his parents at the home, the soldier is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Schweighardt at Brewster WA and numerous aunts and uncles. The body is at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.  (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 3 Jun 1968)

 

 

Charles Buckley Mason
ON THE WALL:    Panel 62E Line 20
PERSONAL DATA:
  Home of Record    Spokane, WA
  Date of birth:    11/04/1947
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MILITARY DATA:
  Service:    Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:    E4
  Rank/Rate:    Specialist Four
  ID No:    18992790
  MOS/RATING:    71H20: Personnel Specialist
  Length Service:    01
  Unit:    B CO, 2ND BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA:
  Start Tour:    12/28/1967
  Incident Date:    05/18/1968
  Casualty Date:    05/18/1968
  Age at Loss:    20
  Location:    Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:    Body recovered
  Casualty Type:    Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason:    Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail:    Multiple fragmentation wounds
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09/11/15 09:10 AM #1    

Gerald Tetsuo Kuwada

Bucky--or Charlie--I called him Bucky always had a nice smile on his face.  He was with me a very quiet kid but friendly.  I liked him alot and though we didn't hang out that much, he was a good kid.  I believe that he was an average student and he didn't feel like he was going to college in the near future.  I had no idea he had enlisted in the Army.  I would have gone to his funeral but at the time I was out of town.  It appears he died quickly and hopefully didn't suffer much.  I was so sorry he was lost in this way as was my friend Brian Mukai--Don Mukai's cousin.


10/02/15 08:04 PM #2    

Darlene Portia Parker (Seward)

I really enjoyed Bucky in high school,  he was always so friendly and had a great smile.  He was taken from his family and friends much too soon.  You fought for your country and made the ultimate sacrafice,  you are truly a hero.   Darlene Parker Seward


10/21/15 10:47 AM #3    

Martha Lawson (Slover)

Bonnie Gamon and I attended Buck's funeral together. So sad to lose him .. he was friendly in high school, a very nice person. Grateful for his service and sacrifice... but I'm still sad that he died over there.
Marti Lawson Slover

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