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Charles F. Pendleton
Birth: Sep. 26, 1931
Death: Jul. 17, 1953

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born at Camden, Tennessee, he entered the US Army at Fort Worth, Texas and served as a Corporal in Company D, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. At Choo Gung-Dong, Korea, July 17, 1953, Corporal Pendleton was a machine gunner at a defensive position when they were attacked by a strong enemy force. He fired on the approaching troops, killing fifteen and disorganizing the remainder with grenades. He then removed his machine gun from its tripod and exposed to the enemy, he killed another soldier about to throw a grenade. During a second attack he was wounded and refused evacuation. After his machine gun was destroyed by a grenade he grabbed a carbine and continued fighting until he was mortally wounded. For conspicuous gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 31, Space 11
GPS (lat/lon): 32.38753, -97.20918
 
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Record added: Jun 01, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9612
Charles F. Pendleton
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Charles F. Pendleton
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Charles F. Pendleton
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