Time of Remembrance

CHarles E. Wyckoff Jr.

Age:

20

Hometown:

Chula Vista, CA

Date of Death:

2007/06/06

Incident Location:

Kabul, Afghanistan

Military Branch:

Army

Rank:

Sgt.

Unit:

1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division

Unit Base:

Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Sergeant Charles E. Wyckoff Jr. died on June 6th, 2006 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, west of Kabul Afghanistan. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, Wyckoff earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.

“He loved parachuting. There was something about being airborne, an adrenalin thing. He loved it. He would have his cellphone camera on while he was jumping. He was a crazy kid--nothing but courage in everything he did,” said his sister Alina Perez.