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 Japanese made and embroidered tour jacket for his tour at Fob 3 at Khe Sanh
- His WAR medallion
- The watch his wearing on the night of his unfortunate death
- Early Skulls Harp Special Forces DI
- Unique padded Tropical Rucksack Straps
- His "over the fence" used signal mirror
- His reserve chute ripcord, given to those who have survived a failed main chute landing
- Unique photo album of his time in Vietnam including rare shots of FOB-3 at Khe Sanh