Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Charles Leon Gilliland
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: May 24, 1933
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1951, South Korea


Charles Leon Gilliland
was an Arkansas military
He died in combat at the
age of 17. His actions
merited his posthumous
award of the United States
Congressional Medal of Honor
for his actions in battle
during the Korean War.


Charles Gilliland was the SON of
FATHER - Leon Carl Gilliland
( a farmer)
MOTHER - Evangeline Margarite
(Martin) Gilliland
(a nurse's aide)

Gilliland had 8 siblings


As a youth, Gilliant used to
be fascinated with everything
dealing with the military as
well as police. He often wore
old military apparel and even
sported a military helmet. His
childhood pals thought this was
almost pre-destination, as he
would later become a hero on the
field of battle.

Gilliland sought permission from
his parents to join the service.
Finally, on his 17th birthday in
1950, he signed-up.

The young Arkansan was a member
of Company I,
Seventh Infantry Regiment,
Third Infantry Division.
His actions in battle near
Tongmang-ni, Korea,
merited him an M.O.H.


Although his body was never
recovered, he was declared
dead in 1954.



"In the night of death,
hope sees a star,
and listening love
can hear the rustle of a wing."

BY ~ Robert Ingersoll


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

Body lost or destroyed
Created by: Someone Who Cares...
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45553760
Charles Leon Gilliland
Added by: R. McClellan
Charles Leon Gilliland
Added by: Deb Cooper
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service