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Anthony  Wallace
Fellow New Yorker, Cav Brother
Brooklyn NY USA
On this your birthday we must pause to remember all that you gave for this Nation and that you must remind in our hearts and minds. We salute and will keep the flame of your memory burning to continue to light the world. Rest Easy and God Bless! Sgt Anthony Wallace - 1st Cavalry Division - Vietnam - 1970
Mar 27, 2013

Garnet  Jenkins
Grand Junction Co
~ In Humble Tribute To A Fallen 1st Cav. Hero ~

In Remembrance of your Service and with a Multitude of Thanks for your Courage and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest in Peace, Pfc Charles John Snyder and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt. David Dickinson, another young 1st Cav Hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam in 1967..... ~TREASURE THIS HERO LORD, IN YOUR GARDEN OF REST, FOR WHILE HERE ON EARTH, HE WAS ONE OF OUR BEST~
Aug 27, 2009

Bill Cooper
Fellow Corvette enthusiast
275 North White Station Road
Memphis, TN 38117 USA
Charlie's Dream

CHARLES JOHN SNYDER Army-PFC-E3 1st Cav Division (AMBL) Age: 20 Date of Birth: Mar 27, 1948 From: Astoria, New York Tour of Duty Began: Jul 04, 1968 Died: Aug 27, 1968 Thua Thien, South Vietnam That's Charlie on the left in the photo, with a look of youthful joy and enthusiasm on his face. When this picture was taken in 1967, Vietnam was a world away and far from his thoughts. Charlie's life was dedicated to drag racing his Corvette. He acquired sponsors and built a successful race car. Then he set his sights on a higher goal: A World Record. Charlie, who raced under the nickname, "Astoria Chas," set everything in motion to achieve his goal. Then, he was drafted. He entered the army and was sent to Vietnam. The next month his life ended. However, those who knew Charlie best didn't forget his dream. In his memory, they raced his Corvette and, in his name, won his World Record. Charlie's car survives. It's cared for by someone who knows what it meant to him. And as long as his car survives, I'd like to feel that part of Charlie lives, too. Here's to you, Astoria Chas. Ride forever.
Thursday, December 06, 2001

Robert Balzan
I was in basic training w/ Charlie
90-42 153rd Avenue
Howard Beach, NY 11414-1601 USA
I serviced with Charlie
I was drafted with Charlie on Thursday, Feb. 1, 1968 and was in basic training with Charlie. I raced cars at the connecting highway with him. He owned a super Corvette that he named KoMotion. I remember Charlie as a fun loving guy who was full of life and always ready to help others. I remember seeing his name on the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Washington DC. I said a prayer for him and then stood at attention and saluting him and wished he was stil alive. I know the world is a sadder place without Charlie in it. Your friend, Sergeant E-5 RET. (Bob) Robert E. Balzan
Monday, December 10, 2001

mark kapinos
rest well my cav brother
Thursday, March 27, 2003

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