Charles T. King (#35516666)

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

June 8, 1921
Staff Sargeant

83rd Infantry
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

Charles T. King was born on June 8, 1921 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Charles E. and Martha E. (Hunter) King. He had a grammar school education.
The 1930 Census listed Charles T. King with his parents and siblings. He had three siblings, two yonger sisters Caroline and Ann E., and one older brother William H. King. The 1940 Census from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, listed King Charles and his wife King Jeane. His occupation was listed as "Messenger in the Administration Offices".

He lived in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, until he entered the service as a draftee October 13, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio. The morning report of August 1, 1944 on page 2 shows his promotion from Private to Staff Sergeant.
The General Orders #42 from September 16, 1944, listed: "Award of Purple Heart: Sergeant Charles T. King, 35516666, Infantry, United States Army, for wounds received in action on 22 July, 1944, in France".
The morning report of October 30, 1944 shows him as missing in action on October 25, 1944, but S/Sgt. Charles King was Killed in Action on October 25, 1944. The AAR from the 329th Infantry Regiment from October 1944 describes what happened on October 25: "A 5 man patrol of Company C hit a mine in a house in Grevenmacher. All 5 men were casualities."

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1930 and 1940 Census (with thanks to John Bifano)
Morning Reports for August 1944 from Co. C, 329th Infantry Regiment
Morning Reports for October 1944 from Co. C, 329th Infantry Regiment
General Orders number 42 from September 16, 1944
After Action Report for October 1944 from the 329th Infantry Regiment