#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Charles Raymond Langley


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Charles Raymond Langley. Charles served during the Vietnam War.

Charles was born in 1947 in Fordyce, Arkansas and entered the Army in 1964. He completed his basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana before serving overseas. He was stationed at Camp Friendship in Thailand and Camp Liberty in Vietnam, and did three tours in Germany.

After 11 years of active duty, Charles left the service 1975, and spent 14 years in the Alabama Army National Guard and 28 years working as civilian working for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Charles passed away April 19, 2016. He is buried in Veteran’s Garden at Tri Cities Memorial Gardens.

We honor your service, Charles.

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


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Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.