To the best of my knowledge the above list is a
complete listing of the men assigned to Charlie
Company in 1968 when they were killed by the

For a more complete list of 1/8th Cav KIA's, please
visit the Battalion site by clicking on the Cav patch.

If you know a name that should be added to the list,
please contact me by clicking on the Purple Heart
In Memory of our Fallen Brothers
who made the supreme sacrifice in 1968
Home page of Charlie Co. 1st Bn 8th Cav VNtroopers who served in 19681968 Charlie Co KIA's Move from II Corps to I CorpsSave the Marines at Khe SanhThe A Shau Valley, Operation DelawareBattle at The Street of No JoyMove from I Corps to III Corps, Tay NinhFirefights and Battles in November 1968
Pictures of the Pics of I Corps and III Corps VN1st Hand accounts of other TroopersInfo on Post Traumatic Stress DisorderUnofficial script for folding the FlagTomb of the Unknows, ArlingtonLinks to other sitesMurphy's Laws of Combat
Note:  Medics were assigned to Headquarters Company, but attached
to the Line companies, thus they are listed with the Line companies.
Fiddlers' Green

Halfway down the trail to Hell
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped
Near a good old-time canteen,
And this eternal resting place is
known as Fiddlers' Green

Marching past straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No Trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a sabre keen,
Or on roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean.
And the hostiles come to get your scalp
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.
The origin and author of Fiddlers’
Green is unknown. It was believed to
have originated in the 1800’s and was
composed as a song sung by the
soldiers of the 6th and 7th Cavalry. Its
first known appearance in published
form was in a 1923 Cavalry journal.
Rank       Name                                               City, State                       DOB                  DOD             Panel / Line
Cpl        Kurella,Michael J                                       Whiting, IN                       Aug 30,46              Feb 14                     39 E 035
Sp4       Bratcher, Charlie Aruce                           Caneyville, KY                  Nov 05,45              Feb 18                    40 E 001
Sgt        Green, Norman Duane                             Albion, NE                         Apr 23,48                Feb 18                    40 E 005
SSgt      McCollum, Ronald Lee                            Covington, KY                  Feb 22,47               Feb 18                    40 E 010
Cpl        Turnbull, Joseph Parkhill                        Tampa, FL                         Sept 26,48              Feb 18                    40 E 015
Sp4       Jones, Reuben  Jr                                    De Quincy, LA                  Sept 9,47                Feb 18                    40 E 007
Sp5       Kelley, Michael James (Medic)              Menomonee Falls, WI      Apr 08,47                Mar 25                    46 E 019
PFC      Judge, William Charles  Jr                      Lackawanna, NY                Jan 28,43               Mar 27                    46 E 047
PFC      Miracle, James  Jr                                      Pineville, KY                   June 11,48             Apr 03                     47 E 052
Sp5       Montalvo, Sigifredo  Jr (Medic)              San Bentio, TX                 Nov 11,45               May 07                    56 E 027
Sgt        Sosnoski, Ronald Francis                       Warren, MI                        Aug 29,45               July 19                   51 W 014
Sgt        Myers, Charles Louis  Jr                         Dubuque, IA                      Apr 07,45               July 21                    51 W 027
PFC      Mullins, Richard Allen                              Lebanon, OH                     Aug 12,47              July 23                    51 W 042
Sp4       Westlake, William Arnold                         Lynn, IN                             Mar 02,48               Sept 26                  42 W 025
PFC       Tomlinson, Robert Dale                          San Leandro, CA               July 14,42              Oct 03                    41 W 001
Sp4       Hopkins, Thomas                                      New York, NY                   July 18,46               Nov 21                   38 W 027
PFC       Barrett, David Morris                               Sheridan, OR                   Mar 1,49                 Nov 25                   38 W 056
Cpl        Dauber, Jerry Martin                                New York, NY                   Apr 30,47               Nov 27                   38 W 072
1Lt         De Garmo, Gordon Earl                           Mount Holly, NJ                June 22,48            Nov 27                   38 W 072
PFC       Hammett, Richard Lee                            San Leandro, CA               July 23,48               Nov 27                   38 W 074
Cpl        Rogers, Wayne Johnathen                     Hanford, CA                       Dec 31,44               Nov 27                   38 W 078