Charles "Chuck" Kettles has lived an interesting life worthy of celebration. He is an Ypsilanti resident, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus, a former faculty member at EMU, and a decorated veteran. On May 15, 1967, he chose to put his own life at risk in order to save eight men stranded on the battlefield in Vietnam. For his meritorious service, he has been nominated to receive the Medal of Honor.
Patrick Campion sat down with Mr. Kettles to talk about his life, his service, and his loving devotion to his wife Ann Kettles (a longtime EMU employee).