CPL Charles George Selman (KIA)


Photo taken at the Michigan Vietnam Memorial in Mt. Pleasant MI


Date of Birth: 11/14/1949
Date of Casualty: 4/9/1970
Home of Record: FARMINGTON MI
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: CPL
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN



Charles is buried at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia, Wayne, Michigan and is honored on Panel 12W, Row 115 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Photo taken at the traveling wall in Alma MI. Photos courtesy of Mr and Mrs Dennis Barth. Mrs Barth is Charles Selman’s sister.


“I was Selman’s medic. He was new in-country and was shot through the chest by a sniper. He was a big man and dead weight. I tried to drag him away from the open, scared to death I would be shot next. Charles died instantly, in my arms, and I started crying uncontrollably. Partly I was sorry for Selman and partly because, but for the grace of God, it could have been me. “

~John Marks



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