Charles Benard Goodwin

Vietnam War
UnitLight Photographic Squadron 63
RankLieutenant Commander U.S. Navy
Entered Service FromHaskell Texas
Date of DeathSeptember 8 1965
Courts of the Missing

Lieutenant Commander Goodwin, U.S. Naval Reserve, was a member of Light Photographic Squadron 63, U.S. Navy. On September 8, 1965, he was the pilot of a Vought Crusader Reconnaissance Fighter (RF-8A) on a combat mission in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam about 5 miles east of Quang Khe just over the Gulf of Tonkin, when his aircraft crashed. His remains were not recovered at the time. In 2017 his remains were identified, but his name is permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.