Charles D. Melson

Charles D. Melson, Maj USMC (Ret) served in several critical operations throughout his entire military career. He extended overseas to remain with his regiment in Vietnam and was cited for achievement and combat action, and augmented meritoriously into the regular Marine Corps. In 1986, he served with the Marine Corps Historical Center and developed a volume of official history, U.S. Marine Operations in Vietnam, 1971-1973, among other significant research and historical documentation.