Chenoweth, Charles Hanger, Sr., PFC

 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 746, 28th Infantry Division
Service Years
1944 - 1944

Private First Class

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Justin Davis to remember Chenoweth, Charles Hanger, Sr., Pfc.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Chloe, Calhoun County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 28th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment28th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 746, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1944-1944, 746, 28th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Chenoweth was the son of Knotts Chenoweth, Husband of Glady and Father to Barbara, Janet, Charles Jr. and Linda Marie. He was a former restaurant owner in Chester, WV. He was also known as "Joe Cross"
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Charles H. Chenoweth (35848673), Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 November 1944. When Private First Class Chenoweth’s platoon was isolated in a house by fire from a German machine gun, he dashed out of the house and engaged the hostile gun crew with automatic rifle fire. Firing from the hip, he stormed the German weapon killing its crew and wounding several others. As his platoon maneuvered under the cover of his fire, he was struck and killed by fire from an enemy sniper. By his superb courage and unhesitating action, Private First Class Chenoweth enabled his platoon to move to a new position from which the German attack was repelled. Private First Class Chenoweth's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 28th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 53 (1945)
Home Town: Calhoun County, West Virginia

Charles H. Chenoweth

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Service # 35848673

112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: West Virginia
Died: 8-Nov-44
Buried at: Plot E Row 6 Grave 58
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart

Copyright Inc 2003-2011