RAIDERS Myers, Charles Henry

Craig Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Myers
  • FORENAME
Charles Henry
  • UNIT
2nd Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
355724
  • DATE OF DEATH
11th November 1942
  • AGE
18
  • GRAVESITE
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines. Tablets of the Missing
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
resided Pennsylvania
born 10.02.1924, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
mother Wilma Mae Gehring
step-father Lewis D. Gehring
19.01.1942 entered service Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Next of kin - Mother Mrs. Wilma Mae Gehring, 110 South York Street, Wheeling, West Virginia
KIA Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (remains not recovered)
In fits and starts we made it about halfway across the field when we ran smack-dab into our .30-caliber light machine gunner, Cpl. John Sullivan. He was firing a free gun in long, steady bursts, spraying the trees and jungle to discourage tree-climbing enemy snipers.... I recovered a box of MG ammo for him. His crew were all dead or wounded.... Woodrow O. Greenlee, ammo carrier, was shot in the hip, in great pain, as he tried to crawl to the rear. Charles H. Myers was dead. Woody and Myers had joined C Co. and Sullivan's gun crew from D Co. just before we left Espiritu Santo for Guadalcanal.
Lowell Bulger, quoted in "The Raider Patch" (May 1980)
 
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