Charlie Co, 3/22, 25th Inf
Charlie Company, 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 4th and 25th Infantry Divisions
Two adjacent plaques displayed at Mt. Soledad Memorial are in honor of the 95 Charlie Company soldiers who were Killed in Action while serving in Vietnam from October, 1966 to April, 1971. During this time Charlie Company conducted Search and Destroy Missions in areas such as Cu Chi, Dau Chiang ,Tay Ninh, Soui Cut, Hoc Mon, Saigon, and Boa Trai. From 1968 to 1970 the Company was assigned to War Zone C located in the “Elephant Ear” region of Vietnam 65 miles Northwest of Saigon. The area consisted mostly of triple canopy jungle which provided ideal concealment for the Regimental size units of the North Vietnamese Army to infiltrate into South Vietnam from Cambodia.
Charlie Company fought many ferocious battles in Vietnam including: Soui Tre, Fire Support Base (FSB) Burt, Ap Cho, Operation Toan Thang, Good Friday, FSB Buell, Battle of Tay Ninh, Ben Cui Rubber Plantation, Ben Cao Village, FSB Crook,, FSB Washington, and the Cambodian Incursion. Many of these battles are chronicled in US periodicals.
Charlie Company received many awards including: Army Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered Soui Tre, Vietnam, DA GO 59, 1968; Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered Tay Ninh, Province, DA GO, 1969; and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered Vietnam 1966-1967, DA GO 3, 1970, amended DA GO 48, 1971.
The Infantry Soldiers of Charlie Company formed the C/3/22 Infantry Association to perpetuate the memory of their Brothers Killed in Action and to foster camaraderie among the surviving soldiers and their families. Additional information can found at c322association.org
GOD BLESS OUR FALLEN BROTHERS AND GOD BLESS THE USA