Marylander's
 
Gave Their All
 
 WW II

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American Flag                    Charles County                    Maryland Flag

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Completed

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:

Ships, Army Divisions, & Marine Division for historical research !

LAST UPDATE:

February 18, 2020

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Charles County 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.

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Charles County had a total of:

" 37 "

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

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

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     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.


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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 " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:
( For all their countless hours of " Volunteer Time " to remember our Veterans )

" Andy "
            For his great photos and research work in the Epinal American Cemetery, France
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" 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, Merchant Marine Research
             " and " taking photos for " Maryland " and" For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
!

" Frogman "
            For his great photos in multiple American Cemeteries in France
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" Janice Hollandsworth "
            For her great help locating burials, research,
             " and " record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide " !

" John Dowdy "
            For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials
             " and " flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors 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. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

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. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

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

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

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 Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

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 )

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

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

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

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 possibly from wounds or illiness )

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( Those letters shown below in " Maroon " do not have any names listed )

A ] - [ B ] - [ C ] - [ D ] - [ E ] - [ F ] - [ G ] - [ H ] - [ I ] - [ J ] - [ K ] - [ L ]

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
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Alvey,  Allen
             ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
145th Infantry Regiment
37th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
January 3, 1944
Sacred Heart
Cemetery
Bushwood, MD
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Barnes,  Francis H.
            N/A ~ PH ~ unknown
            " Family Link Included "

Private
366th Infantry
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
February 8, 1945
St. Catherine
Cemetery
McConchie, MD
" Yes "

  Bolger,  Joseph T.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Coast Artillery
Corp
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
January 3, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  Bradburn,  Francis J.
             ~ AM+ ~ England

Technical
Sergeant
412th Bomber Squadron
95th Bomber Group
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
July 19, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Brooks,  Edward
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
unknown
Maryland National
WW II Memorial
Annapolis, MD
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Cargill,  Louis D.
            N/A ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
September 17, 1944
Cedar Hill
Cemetery
Suitland, MD
" Yes "

  Cary,  William W.
             ~ PH ~ Luxembourg

Private
First Class
109th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Died Of Wounds
February 28, 1945
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Cooksey,  Robert V., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
32nd Infantry Regiment
7th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
April 19, 1945
Holy Ghost
Cemetery
Issue, MD
" Yes "

  Cranford,  Robert A.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
July 26, 1944
Cedar Hill
Cemetery
Suitland, MD
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Day,  Bernard
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
366th Infantry Regiment
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
February 10, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  De Vault,  Donald C.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
First Class
413th Infantry Regiment
104th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
February 23, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Farmer,  James R.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
March 15, 1942
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  Farr,  Thomas R.
             ~ PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
August 4, 1944
St. Mary's
Catholic Cemetery
Newport, MD
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Garner,  Lemuel E.
             ~ PH+ ~ Belgium

Private
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
November 24, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hawkins,  Harris W.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
366th Infantry Regiment
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
December 27, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Higdon,  Joseph O.
             ~ PH ~ Bastogne

Sergeant
317th Infantry Regiment
80th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
November 30, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jameson,  Joseph D.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Captain
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
March 23, 1945
St. Mary's
Catholic Cemetery
Bryantown, MD
" Yes "

  Jenifer,  John M.
             ~ N/A ~ Pacific

    ( Died on last day of WW II )

Technician
Fifth Grade
388th Port Battalion
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
September 2, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Jenkins,  Thomas W.
             ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
March 9, 1945
St. Joseph's
Cemetery
Pomfret, MD
" Yes "

  Johnson,  Calvin W.
             ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
First Class
366th Infantry Regiment
92nd Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
January 1, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Johnson,  Leon T.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
448th Signal Battalion
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
November 6, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Johnson,  Walter M., Jr.
             ~ PH ~ Atlantic

Baker
Third Class
U.S.S. Plymouth
Navy
Indian Head
Lost At Sea
August 5, 1943
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " K " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Levin,  Joseph
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Technical
Sergeant
S.S. Paul Hamilton
" Passenger "
Air Force
Charles County
Lost At Sea
April 20, 1944
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Lyles,  Clarence A.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Technician
Fourth Grade
29th Signal Battalion
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
May 17, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Maddox,  Raymond W.
             ~ PH ~ Philippines

Private
First Class
145th Infantry Regiment
37th Infantry Division
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
May 14, 1945
Mt. Rest
Cemetery
La Plata, MD
" Yes "

  McComas,  John D.
             ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Medical Department
Walter Reed
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
August 25, 1943
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  McKinney,  John E.
             ~ PH ~ Atlantic

Fireman
Third Class
U.S.C.G.C.
Hamilton

Coast Guard
Riverside
Lost At Sea
January 29, 1942
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Middleton,  Charles W.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ unknown

Private
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
unknown
unknown
" Yes "

  Morris, Paul H.
             ~ N/A ~ D.C.

Colonel
QM Corps
Army
Charles County
Line Of Duty
July 16, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " P " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Rasmussen,  Norman L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Second
Lieutenant
351st Bomber Squadron
100th Bomber Group
Air Force
Charles County
Killed In Action
March 6, 1944
Greenwood
Cemetery
Lexington, NE
" Yes "

  Rye,  Marvin C. L.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
41st Armored Infantry
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
April 6, 1945
Nanjemoy
Baptist Cemetery
Nanjemoy, MD
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Schramm,  Adolf P., Jr.
            N/A ~ N/A ~ California

Second
Lieutenant
Army
Charles County
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
Died While POW
October 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
Died While POW
December 15, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Trotter,  John W.
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
142nd Infantry
Army
Charles County
Killed In Action
March 16, 1945
St. Peter's
Catholic Cemetery
Waldorf, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
            Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Washington,  Herbert
             ~ PH ~ unknown

Steward's Mate
First Class
U.S.S. Franklin
Navy
Grayton
Lost At Sea
March 19, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Welch,  Arnold R.
             ~ AM+ PH+ ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
832nd Bomber Squadron
486th Bomber Group
Army Air Force
Charles County
Killed In Action
February 3, 1945
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett  ~  ( russpickde@comcast.net )

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