Cpl Charles McMahon USMC
Cpl Charles McMahon USMC

Paul Cellucci, Governor Of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts from January 7, 1999 – April 10, 2001
Paul Cellucci, Governor Of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
January 7, 1999 – April 10, 2001
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Cpl McMahon's Proclamation from The Governor of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

A Proclamation

By His Excellency

Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci

Whereas, On April 29th, 1975, during the evacuation of Saigon, Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr., MSG, US Marine Corps was killed during a mortar attack on Tan Son Nhut Airbase, being one of the last casualties of the Vietnam War;

Whereas, Charles McMahon, Jr. was a native son of Woburn, Massachusetts; and

Whereas, Corporal Charles McMahon exemplified the motto of the Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis - Always Faithful, while also representing the best that the Commonwealth has to offer to our great nation; and

Whereas, On this Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of his sacrifice, we honor Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr. and the thousands of men and women who served in Southeast Asia, as well as remembering the 1,322 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who lost their lives during that conflict;

Now, therefore, I, Argeo Paul Cellucci, Governor Of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim April 29th, 2000, to be


and urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this twenty-fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and twenty-fourth.

By His Excellency The Governor


William F. Galvin

Secretary Of The Commonwealth

"God Save The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts"