Charlton, Charles Ronald, SM3c

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Last Rank
Signalman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1946-1947, SM-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
Service Years
1943 - 1947
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Contact Info
Home Town
Roanoke, VA
Last Address
Roanoke, VA

Date of Passing
Sep 29, 1947
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Roanoke, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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  2016, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Charger (CVE-30)USS Savannah (CL-42)USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
  1943-1944, BUG-0000, USS Charger (CVE-30)
  1944-1946, SM-0000, USS Savannah (CL-42)
  1946-1947, SM-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 15, 1943, Service entry date and Serial Number
  Oct 29, 1943, Reported on USS Charger
  Nov 17, 1944, Transferred to USS Savannah
  Nov 17, 1944, Received on USS Savannah
  Jun 08, 1945, Temporary Transfer to US Naval Hospital Brooklyn, NY
  Jun 26, 1945, Returned to USS Savannah USNH Brooklyn
  Aug 26, 1945, Honorably Discharged
  Aug 27, 1945, Re-enlisted for 4 full years
  Oct 01, 1945, Promoted to Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer
  Apr 05, 1946, Transferred to ComSerForLant
  Jul 29, 1946, Received on USS Douglas H Fox
  Sep 29, 1947, Killed in Action from mine explosion Gulf of Trieste
  Mar 13, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when the USS Douglas H. Fox on 29 September, while Entering the the gulf of  Trieste, she struck a World War II era mine which severely damaged her stern. He was one of 3 killed. 12 Others were injured of her crew. 
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