Marylander's
 
Gave Their All
 
 WW II

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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

LAST UPDATE:

December 2, 2015

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Charles County, Maryland that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.


Charles County had a total of:

" 38 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Charles County are included )


     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Charles County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.


And Remember This:


Whether a soldier or sailor was "Killed In Action", "Missing In Action", "Died of Wounds", or even died in the "Line Of Duty" ....

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not ....

They are all " HEROS " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !

No matter how they died or what medals they were awarded ....

" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !



Special Thanks To Find A Grave members:

" Andy "  ~  " For his great photos and research work in the Epinal American Cemetery, France "
" Anne Cady "  ~  " For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Dan Phelan "  ~  " For his great help locating burials, record updates, and taking photos for Maryland and helping in researching the Merchant Marines for Maryland ! "
" Dennis Healy "  ~  " For all his photo's in Maryland "
" Frogman "  ~  " For his great photos in multiple American Cemeteries in France "
" Janice Hollandsworth "  ~  " For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
" John C. Anderson "  ~  " For his valuable help with documenting soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery "
" John Dowdy "  ~  " For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Patricia O'Neal "  ~  " For her valuable help with documenting and creating records For Merchant Marines Nationwide ! "
" Shaneo "  ~  " For his great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Tim Cook "  ~  " For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "



Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM = Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster ~ ( Second occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Third occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Fourth occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

DFC = Awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit" ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches )

MM = Awarded the "Mariner's Medal" ~ ( Awarded by the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )

MOH = Awarded the "Medal Of Honor" ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

POW = Awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal"

PUC = Awarded a "Presidential Unit Citation"

SM = Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the "Silver Star" ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals = Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Picture of person shown on online memorial

= Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945.  Some others have been included that died close to the war's end during cleanup operations.



            



Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Charles County, Maryland

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[  M  ] - [  N  ] - [  O  ] - [  P  ] - [  Q  ] - [  R  ] - [  S  ] - [  T  ] - [  U  ] - [  V  ] - [  W  ] - [  X  ] - [  Y  ] - [  Z  ]


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Alvey, Allen
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
145th Inf
37th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jan. 3, 1944
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Bushwood, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Barnes, Francis H
    PH unknown
Private
366th Inf
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 8, 1945
St. Catherine Cemetery
McConchie, Maryland
" Yes "
 Bolger, Joseph T
     PH unknown
Private
Cst Arty Corp
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jan. 3, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "
 Bradburn, Francis J
     AM** England
Technical
Sergeant
412th Bmb Sqd
95th Bmb Grp
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jul. 19, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
 Brooks, Edward
    unknown
Private
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Cargill, Louis D
    PH unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Sep. 17, 1944
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Suitland, Maryland
" Yes "
 Cary, William W
     PH Luxembourg
Private
First Class
109th Inf
28th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 28, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
 Cooksey, Robert V, Jr
     PH unknown
Private
32nd Inf
7th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Holy Ghost Cemetery
Issue, Maryland
" Yes "
 Cranford, Robert A
    PH unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jul. 26, 1944
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Suitland, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Day, Bernard
     PH Italy
Private
First Class
366th Inf
92nd Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 10, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 De Vault, Donald C
     PH Germany
Private
First Class
413th Inf
104th Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 23, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" E "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Farmer, James R
     unknown
Private
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Mar. 15, 1942
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno California
" Yes "
 Farr, Thomas R
     PH France
Staff
Sergeant
115th Inf
29th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Aug. 4, 1944
St. Mary's
Catholic Cemetery
Newport, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Garner, Lemuel E
     PH* Belgium
Private
115th Inf
29th Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 24, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Hawkins, Harris W
     PH Italy
Private
366th Inf
92nd Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Dec. 27, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Higdon, Joseph O
    PH Bastogne
Sergeant
317th Inf
80th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Nov. 30, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" I "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Jameson, Joseph D
     PH unknown
Captain
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 23, 1945
St. Mary's
Catholic Cemetery
Bryantown, Maryland
" Yes "
 Jenifer, John M
    Pacific
    "Died on last day of WW II"
Technician
Fifth Grade
388th Port Bn
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Sep. 2, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
 Jenkins, Thomas W
     PH Germany
Private
47th Inf Regt
9th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 9, 1945
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Pomfret, Maryland
" Yes "
 Johnson, Calvin W
     PH Italy
Private
First Class
366th Inf
92nd Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Jan. 1, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
 Johnson, Leon T
    unknown
Private
448th Sig Bn
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Nov. 6, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
 Johnson, Walter Melvin, Jr
     PH Atlantic
Baker
Third Class
U.S.S. Plymouth
Navy
Indian Head, Maryland
Missing In Action
Aug. 5, 1943
East Coast Memorial
Manhattan, New York
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" K "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Levin, Joseph
     PH unknown
Technical
Sergeant
32nd Photo Sqd
5th Recon Grp
Air Force
Charles County, Maryland
Missing In Action
Apr. 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
 Lyles, Clarence A
     unknown
Technician
Fourth Grade
29th Sig Bn
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 17, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Maddox, Raymond W
     PH Philippines
Private
First Class
145th Inf
37th Inf Div
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
May 14, 1945
Mt. Rest Cemetery
La Plata, Maryland
" Yes "
 McComas, John D
     unknown
Private
Med Dept
Walter Reed
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Aug. 25, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "
 McKinney, John Edward
     PH Atlantic
Fireman
Third Class
U.S.C.G.C.
Hamilton
Coast Guard
Riverside, Maryland
Missing In Action
Jan. 29, 1942
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Middleton, Charles W
    unknown
Private
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "
 Moreland, Francis D
    unknown
Private
First Class
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "
 Morris, Paul Houston
     unknown
Colonel
QMC
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
Jul. 16, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" N "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" O "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" P "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" Q "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Rasmussen, Norman L
     PH unknown
Second
Lieutenant
351st Bmb Sqd
100th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Lexington, Nebraska
" Yes "
 Rye, Marvin C L
     PH unknown
Private
41st Armd Inf
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Apr. 6, 1945
Nanjemoy
Baptist Cemetery
Nanjemoy, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Schramm, Adolf P, Jr
    California
Second
Lieutenant
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Line Of Duty
May 8, 1943
unknown
" Yes "
 Scott, Roderick S
     POW PH unknown
WO
JG
HQ
20th Air Base
Army Air Force
Charles County, Maryland
Died While POW
Oct. 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Swann, Thomas E
     POW PH unknown
Staff
Sergeant
19th Sqd
20th Air Base
Army Air Force
Charles County, Maryland
Died While POW
Dec. 15, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Trotter, John Wilmer
     PH unknown
Private
First Class
142nd Inf
Army
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Mar. 16, 1945
St. Peter's
Catholic Cemetery
Waldorf, Maryland
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" U "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" V "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
 Washington, Herbert
     PH unknown
Steward's Mate
First Class
Navy
Grayton, Maryland
Missing In Action
Mar. 19, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Welch, Arnold R
     AM*** PH** unknown
Staff
Sergeant
832nd Bmb Sqd
486th Bmb Grp
Army Air Force
Charles County, Maryland
Killed In Action
Feb. 3, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" X "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with
" Y "
" None Found "
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Last Name, First Name, M.I.
Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on "Yes"
Last Names starting with
" Z "
" None Found "
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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett