Whitaker, Charles Eugene, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 1745, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
Service Years
1945 - 1952

Sergeant First Class

Two Service Stripes

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Long Beach
Last Address
Los Angeles County, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1952
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Sunnyside Cemetery - Long Beach, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen4
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1952-1952, 1745, 7th Infantry Division
  1952-1952, 1745, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sergeant First Class Whitaker was a member of the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 24, 1952.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission

Interment plot location: Benevolence.


Charles E. Whitaker, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea.

General Orders: Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 53 (1953)
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