Torman, Charles, MAJ

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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
2622-Training Center Unit Officer
Primary Unit
1955-1957, 2622, 2nd Armored Division
Service Years
1942 - 1962

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Major


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Seven Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Home Town
Jersey City
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 27, 1964
 
Location of Interment
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park - Clearwater, Florida
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Not Specified

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Belgian Fourragere Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

25th Infantry Division


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Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)




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Unit history:  Activated April 10, 1942 at Camp Gordon, Georgia, the unit arrived in Cherbourg, France, on September 15, 1944 and was equiped with M18s.  It moved to Luxembourg in November and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in December.  The battalion was scattered widely and pieces attached to many divisions into January 1945.  Supported operations against the Sigfried Line in February and in early March.  They advanced to the Rhine River in late March and crossed the river on March 30.  They supported the 80th Infantry Division in capture of Kassel and advanced to Erfurt and Chemnitz in April.  They then moved south and crossed the Danube River to Regensburg.  They entered Austria on May 5.  Attached to: 17th, 101st Airborne divisions; 4th. 9th, 11th Armored divisions; 28th, 78th, 80th, 87th 89th Infantry divisions; 3d Cavalry Group.  Their Combat Equipment was 11/44 - M18.  Their Commanding Officer throughout the war was Lt. Col. Albert R. Brownfield Jr.  Code name/s: Chimny.  Campaign Credits:  Rhineland (Sept 15, 1944 - Mar 21, 1945); Ardennes-Alsace (Dec 16, 1944 - Jan 25, 1945); Central Europe (Mar 22,  - May 11, 1945).  Awards include: Presidential Unit Citation; Croix De Guerre (French and Belgium).  Location in August 1945:  Beurig, Germany.
   
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Charles John Torman was born in 1916 in Jersey City, Hundson, New Nersey.  He was the son of George Vaseleos Torman (B: January 5, 1873 in Turkey, however he spoke Greek) and Alexandra A. Torman (B: 1885 in Turkey, however she spoke Greek).  He had two sisters: Catherine Torman (B: 1917) and Katie Torman (B: 1919).  George's WWI Draft record lists their address as 78 Mallory Ave. in Jersey City, New Jersey and his place of employment as the Crucible Steel Company of Jersey City, NJ and his wife as Mrs. Alexandra Torman.  He was 48 at this time.   Their later address is the same as Charles' listed address when he was part of the 811ths roster listed below.  Charles seems to have married a Myrtice Minse Lin in 1935 while in Florida (Osceola County, Florida).  He may have enlisted in the Armed Forces as early as 1936 and re-enlisted in 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey as his enlistment record says: "Enlisted Man, Regular Army after 3 months Discharge."  Since he is also listed as Single with Dependants, if he was married in 1935, he seems to have divorced before his 1942 enlistment.  Seems the girl was only 15 years old when they married as she was born 25 May 1920 and Charles is listed as living in her household about this same time.  Perhapes a mishap caused the union originally.   Her death is listed as 6 September 2003.

Charles J. Torman (O-1823235)  Was the first Commanding Officer (as a 1st Lieutenant soon to be promoted to Captain) of the 25th Reconnaissance Company when it was sent to Korea from Yokohama, Japan on 13 July, 1950, landing in Pusan on July 17, 1950.  The unit was immediately committed to battle in the Pusan Perimeter.   On September 25th, 1950, while crossing a River, Captain Torman was seriously injured when the Tank (M24 Chaffeee Light Tank) hit a mine.  He was evacuated out and returned to duty on January 6, 1951.  He has record of his enlistment as March 16, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey as an enlisted private.  There is also record of his unit during the second world war as being the 811th Tank Destroyer Battallion.  It served attached to many units throughout Europe including the Battle of the Bulge and Bastogne.  The units battlefields include Luxemburg, Belgium, Germany and Austria.   There is record of Captain Torman receiving the Silver Star, however, I have yet to find the Citation.   In the rosters of the 811th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Charles J. Torman is listed as with B Company of the 811th Tank Destroyer Battalion and lists his home address as 166 Clendeoning Avenue,. Jersey City, New Jersey.  He apparently became the commander (as a Major) of the 2nd Armored Division's NCO School which was in Harold D. Smith Barracks located in Baumholder, Germany around June of 1955. 
   
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   1950-1950, 1204, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)

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25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)

Kennedy, Robert, LTC, (1941-1972) AR 1203 Captain
Kennedy, Robert, LTC, (1941-1972) AR 1203 First Lieutenant
Kean, William Benjamin, LTG, (1918-1954) USA 00GC Major General
Duck, Howard Arthur, LTC, (1941-1950) SC 0210 Lieutenant Colonel
Shuffer, George Macon Jr., BG, (1940-1975) IN 1542 Captain
Parker, Dixie, 1LT, (1942-1950) FA 1154 First Lieutenant
Sudut, Jerome A., 2LT, (1946-1951) IN 1542 Second Lieutenant
Chaney, Dean Dee, SFC, (1950-1951) IN 4745 Sergeant First Class
Goodwin, Elmore Bernard, SFC, (1946-1953) IN 4745 Sergeant First Class
Van Horn, Irving, SFC, (1946-1953) IN 1812 Sergeant First Class
Waldo, Eugene Lawrence, SFC, (1946-1950) FA 1844 Sergeant First Class
Filippelli, John Mario, CPL, (1967-1968) IN 11B10 Corporal
Hays, Sandy, M/Sgt, (1941-1951) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Poolaw, Pascal Cleatus, 1SG, (1942-1967) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Tedford, Robert Austin, M/Sgt, (1938-1950) AR 1733 Master Sergeant
Vangsness, Ralph John, M/Sgt, (1945-1950) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Allen, Edgar, MAJ, (1948-1973) AG 1502 Technical Sergeant
Hutchison, Granville, T/Sgt, (1943-1954) AR 1733 Technical Sergeant
Tedford, Robert Austin, M/Sgt, (1938-1950) IN 814 Technical Sergeant
Decorrevont, Floyd, SFC, (1944-1950) AR 795 Staff Sergeant
Gilbert, Billy, SSG, (1948-1952) TC 4931 Staff Sergeant
Hutchison, Granville, T/Sgt, (1943-1954) MP 669 Staff Sergeant
Carlson, Ralph William, Sgt, (1950-1951) IN 1745 Sergeant
Clark, Wesley Herbert, SFC, (1943-1950) AR 1733 Sergeant
Gains, Charles, Sgt, (1944-1950) IN 1745 Sergeant
Harper, Richard, Sgt, (1950-1951) IN 1745 Sergeant
Lane, Donald Ross, SFC, (1946-1953) AR 1733 Sergeant
Lejeune, Kermit Joseph, Sgt, (1950-1951) IN 4745 Sergeant
Michaels, Raymond, Sgt, (1945-1950) IN 345 Sergeant
Perrin, Wilbur H, Sgt, (1948-1954) IN 4745 Sergeant
Reifers, Raymond Nicholas, Sgt, (1943-1950) AR 4733 Sergeant
Varner, Alvin Lawrence, Sgt, (1948-1951) MD 3666 Sergeant
Walker, James Wesley, Sgt, (1949-1951) IN 4745 Sergeant
Walker, William E., T/4, (1945-1950) OD 4014 Technician Fourth Grade
Aguilar, Lucio Rodriguez, Cpl, (1950-1953) IN 1812 Corporal
Anderson, William Phillip, Cpl, (1949-1950) AR 4733 Corporal
Carlson, Ralph, Sgt, (1949-1951) AR 3795 Corporal
Fasick, William Francis, Cpl, (1945-1950) AR 4733 Corporal
Harris, Samuel C, Cpl, (1947-1950) EN 729 Corporal
Hilbert, Willard F., Cpl, (1946-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Luna, Librado, Cpl, (1950-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Maroon, James Willmer, SSG, (1949-1967) IN 1745 Corporal
Maupin, Billie Truman, Cpl, (1947-1952) AR 4733 Corporal
Nordin, David, Cpl, (1950-1951) IN 4745 Corporal
O'Brian, Edward, Sgt, (1950-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Page, James Willard, Cpl, (1945-1950) AR 4733 Corporal
Purkapile, Leonard Virgil, Cpl, (1950-1953) IN 4745 Corporal
Radeke, Kenneth Charles, Cpl, (1941-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Radeke, Kenneth Charles, Cpl, (1941-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Skeens, Lonald Darrell, Cpl, (1948-1950) IN 111.10 Corporal
Smith, Leland Ford, Cpl, (1949-1951) IN 4745 Corporal
Smith, William Harry, Cpl, (1950-1953) IN 4745 Corporal
Valencia, Concepcion, Cpl, (1949-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Valentine, William Mitch, Cpl, (1950-1951) IN 4745 Corporal
Walker, Willie A., Cpl, (1946-1950) OD 4121 Corporal
Wallace, Earl, Cpl, (1945-1951) IN 4745 Corporal
Wallace, Willard D., Cpl, (1950-1950) IN 4745 Corporal
Wells, Curtis James, Cpl, (1950-1954) EN 3729 Corporal

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