Charles Darnell’s captured North Vietnamese Political Officers swagger stick.
Charles B. Darnell Jr. served four tours in South East Asia (SEA). His first tour was in August 1961 – February 1962 with the 7th Special Forces Group (SFG (ABN)) assigned to Project White Star in Laos. He returned for a second tour in August 1964 – February 1965 with the 1st SFG (ABN) assigned to Bon Sar Pa, RVN and later established Eagle Flight (pressor to the Mike Force). Charles third tour was in November 1966 – December 1967 with 5th SFG (ABN) assigned to Project Omega and later the B-55 Mike Force. Darnell’s last tour was in June 1970 – July 1971 assigned to the 46th Special Forces Company (46th SFC), Thailand as the Operations Officer.
Lieutenant Colonel Darnell retired from the Army in 1974 after twenty–two years’ service with thirty-six months in Vietnam.