2/28/68 Fallen Brother RVN
IP: 74.75.249.103

2/28/68 BU1 Charles O. Spillman, New Brighton, MN - Khe Sanh CBMU 301

Charles Otto Spillman

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: New Brighton, MN
Date of birth: 10/11/1935
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E6
Rank: Builder 1st Class
ID No: 5533579
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 14
Unit: DET B, CBMU-301, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 12/15/1967
Incident Date: 02/28/1968
Casualty Date: 02/28/1968
Age at Loss: 32
Location: Khe Sanh, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Repatriated: 02/28/1968 (Returned to US soil)
Identified: 03/01/1968
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

www.VirtualWall.org/ds/SpillmanCO01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 41E Line 074

http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=49189

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Charles-Spillman28Feb68CBMU/16025447_RG8cVr#!i=1202488328&k=qMMEz

Charles is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery , Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Plot: Section M, Site 1074
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=spillman&GSiman=1&GScid=82339&GRid=3504422&

DCR Report:
…BU1 Charles O. Spillman, New Brighton, MN (CBMU-301) Khe Sanh. Petty Officer Spillman was killed when the helicopter in which he was aboard was shot down by enemy fire. He was on a resupply mission bringing mail and supplies to Detail Bravo at Khe Sanh Combat Base

On 28 February 1968, CBMU 301's base camp at Dong Ha was named Camp Spillman in honor of BU1 Charles O. Spillman who died in the crash of a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helocopter while inbound to Khe Sanh.

The report of that Crash can be found at:
http://www.popasmoke.com/kia/incidents.php?incident_id=112&conflict_id=24n


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