Yinger, Charles, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
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Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 5307th Composite Unit Merrill's Marauders
Service Years
1936 - 1945


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Staff Sergeant

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Home Town
Last Address
York, PA

Date of Passing
Apr 16, 2013
Location of Interment
Prospect Hill Cemetery - York, Pennsylvania
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 Official Badges 

75th Ranger Regiment Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II

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 Military Association Memberships
Post 7374, West Manchester Township PostVeterans of the Vietnam War
  1945, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7374, West Manchester Township Post (National President) (York, Pennsylvania) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Veterans of the Vietnam War

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Charles W. Yinger, 93, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:47 a.m. at The Brunswick at Longstown. He was the husband of the late Theresa D. (Eber) Yinger. Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York. The service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Eddie D.D. Miller, retired U.M. pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Yinger was born December 29, 1919 in Hallam, and was the son of the late Garrett and Beulah (Crumbling) Yinger. He was a sand blaster/painter and in the winter worked for the former Goodling, Inc. as a fuel oil truck driver; a member of the Twelfth Ward Independent Democratic Club, Rooster Social Club, Thirteenth Ward Political Club, Vietnam War Vets Post #35 and the West Manchester VFW Post #7374. Charles was an Army Ranger veteran of WWII and serving in the China-Burma-India Theater with "Merrill's Marauders" 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional). After they were disbanded, what was left joined the 475th Infantry. He was a platoon leader, Staff Sergeant, member of the CBI Campaign and a life member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. In 1937 and early 1938, Charles was chosen as a sentinal at Fort Myer, VA to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and remained the oldest living tomb guard until his death. Charles loved his fellow veterans and always held a sacred place in his heart for them. He is survived by two sons, Michael C. and Jon R. Yinger both of York; a daughter, Sheila H. Miller of Seven Valleys; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Phyllis Powers of Dallastown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or to the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17402. www.workinger-semmel.com

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on April 18, 2013
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