Charles J. Kashas U.S. Army
SP5 Aircraft Parts Specialist
Service Dates: 8/29/69 - 2-13/72
Combat Tour: 3/2/70 - 2/13/72 VIETNAM
Awards & Decorations: Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device
Charles entered the US Army at Sioux City Iowa and after Basic Training was sent to Fort Rucker Al (USAAVNS) for training as a 67A10 Aircraft Maintenance Appr. and served as an Air Craft Parts Specialist and as both a Crew Chief and Door gunner in the 135th AHC with had an Australian unit assigned to them. This was the only unit in Vietnam authorized to wear a Blue Beret.
Charles was released from active duty on February 13, 1972