Jerry "Charlie" Weaver: MACV-SOG CCN Veteran (KIA 1970)
Another grouping belonging to CCN veteran Jerry "Charlie" Weaver, KIA in Vietnam 1970.
Jerry "Charlie" Weaver (he got his nickname from Charley Weaver a comic character) was a Special Forces veteran that served two tours in Vietnam and was killed on 16 July, 1970 at camp A-236 (Bu Prang) while patrolling the camp perimeter, and in the ultimate tragedy by a sleepy ARVN Guard. Prior to assignment at Camp A-236, he was with 1st Special Forces Group and TDY’d to FOB-3 at Khe Sahn (where the bulk of the pictures in his album are from), (Command and Control North MACV-SOG) on a Snakebite Team and served on a Hatchet Force. This vet is listed in Sherman’s Who Who in SOG on page 132. Some of his awards include: US and Philippine Jump Wings, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medals, Vietnamese Gross of Gallantry w/ Palm, PUB, and Navy PUC.
Thanks to Rally Point Militaria for background on Weaver.
This grouping includes a few stand out items;
- A Tigerstripe apron(this will be added to the site soon as its going to be revealed in a new book first) and shirt
- Weavers' Class A uniform(unfortunately badly mothed)
- A hand made wooden model of a Huey
- An Air Vietnam ashtray
- Insignia including an SF "butter knife" in unissued condition with the airborne arc stapled to it
- CISO pajamas with his name written in the trousers
- Fully patched OG107 fatigue and jungle uniforms, the latter being tailored for a tighter fit
There are more items from the Weaver grouping being added to the collection shortly so when they arrive we will update the site.