Fallen: September 1, 2003
Sergeant Charles T. Caldwell of North Providence, R.I. who was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Cranston, RI. He became a RI fallen hero on September 1, 2003 when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Caldwell was one of two soldiers killed in the incident.
Caldwell, 38, of North Providence, R.I., was killed Sept. 1 when the Humvee he was riding in struck a land mine in Iraq. He was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard.
Kipp Caldwell remembered his older brother as a loving and loyal friend. He liked the camaraderie and the structure of the military.
“He was happy that he was doing something that he felt was very worthwhile and we’re proud of him for that,” said Kipp Caldwell. “I think he was at a happy point in his life. He was doing what he wanted to do.”