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Sgt Charles E. Mower
Birth: Nov. 29, 1924
Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1944, Philippines

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and served as a Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 34th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division. Near Capoocan Leyte, Philippine Islands, on November 3, 1944, he was an assistant squad leader in an attack against enemy positions on both sides of a stream running through a wooded gulch. When his squad leader was killed, he took command and started to lead his men across the stream, but was severely wounded by machinegun fire. He continued to signal to his squad as he directed it in the destruction of 2 enemy machineguns and numerous riflemen. The remaining Japanese concentrated the full force of their firepower upon him, and he was killed while still urging his men on. His determination and self-sacrifice aided in the successful completion of his squad's mission. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on February 11, 1946. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: L-2-110
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8194218
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