Wilhite, Charles Elvis, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Field Artillery

Captain



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fountain City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Lynnhurst Cemetery - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
P3, 260, 5

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Korean War Fallen
  2015, Korean War Fallen1

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
Airborne Troop Carrier Command278th Regimental Combat TeamDivision Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
  1943-1946, Airborne Troop Carrier Command
  1947-1950, 278th Regimental Combat Team
  1950-1951, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Wilhite was a member of Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 25, 1951.
   
Comments/Citation
A letter from an Army friend received in the states said his plane was hit and caught on fire on October 24 while on an artillery spotting mission. Captain Wilhite's observer parachuted to safety. He was a member of the Troop Carrier Command during World War II and went back into service with the 278th Regimental combat team.
   
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