Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Central Figure in 'Dispatches from Vietnam' Dies at 78 Died: March 1, 2018

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Central Figure in 'Dispatches from Vietnam' Dies at 78 Died: March 1, 2018

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Col. Chuck Meadows, commander of a company of Marines in a major battle in 1968 in Hue City, Vietnam, died Thursday in Oregon.

He was 78.A cause of death was not available.

Last month, Col. Meadows led a group of veterans, several of them from his Golf Company 2nd battalion 5th Marines, back to Hue City on a tour.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the tour in "Dispatches from Vietnam" online from Feb. 1-9 and in stories published Sunday in the newspaper.

Col. Meadows, who lived in Tigard, Ore., with his wife, Melissa, said he took pleasure in returning to Vietnam each year with veterans, hoping to help them relieve some of the burden they carried with them after the war.

George Haught, of Monaca, was one of those Golf Company members and made the trip to Vietnam last month.

Mr. Haught said he got word of Col. …

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