CHARLES H. JEFFRIES, II, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Jeffries, II '67

Date of birth: July 29, 1945

Date of death: April 13, 1974

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


Shipmate

From the January-February 1975 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Charles Herndon Jeffries (CEC), USN, died 13 April 1974 at Subic Bay, Philippines in an ambush while on an inspection trip for his Seabee detachment, 133rd Battalion.

Lt. Jeffries was a native of Virginia Beach, Va. After graduation from the Naval Academy in 1967 he stayed on during Plebe Summer to work with the Plebes before reporting as Navigator in USS ROBISON (DDG12). He then acquired Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering, and transferred from the line to the CEC in 1971. Lt. Jeffries then reported to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Public Works Department and, in October 1973, to NMCB 133 for assignment as OinC of its detachment at Subic Bay.

He held an Engineer-in-Training license in Indiana and a Professional Engineer license in Pennsylvania. He was a member of Chi Epsilon Fraternity.

Lt. Jeffries is survived by his widow, Virginia Lee, and two children, Douglas and Amy Ixe, 116 Vance Place, Long Beach, MS 39560.

Chuck was killed in a shooting by a group called the New Peoples Army, a communist group in the Philippines. The shooting was aboard Naval Base Subic Bay. Two other Navy officers were also killed.

Namesake

Camp Jeffries was dedicated aboard Naval Base Subic Bay on February 24, 1976.

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Thomas Mitchell '53 was also killed in this attack.

Edward Smith, Jr. '67 was also in 16th Company.

Memorial Hall Error

Chuck is listed incorrectly in Memorial Hall as killed in action during the Vietnam War; his suffix is also omitted.


Class of 1967

Charles is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 on Virtual Memorial Hall.