You only need a cursory glance at Chuck’s biography to be awed by what he did for his country and for all of us veterans. His widow needs some help so please consider making a donation if you can. -Jack
Charles “Chuck” Schantag was a Vietnam“combat wounded” Marine. He got the better of a NVA officer in a surprise, close quarters jungle encounter during Tet, on January 31, 1968. In defending himself, he set off the grenades on the NVA’s belt. He was thrown quite a distance from the resulting detonation, suffering flash burns, broken bones, loss of hearing and a broken eardrum. The injuries left him with embedded shrapnel souvenirs, lifelong physical disabilities and severe PTSD after 6 months of surgeries, burn treatment and recuperation in Philadelphia Navy Hospital.
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