Charlie would serve in the 8th Armored Division, 80th Tank Battalion, Company D. The 8th Armor was nicknamed the Thundering Herd. He was a T4 (Sergeant) tank mechanic. Charlie’s daughter Sue recalled, “Charlie landed a couple of months after D-Day. It was about October. It was months later but they had to snake through the sunk ships, and everything was blown to pieces.”

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