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Charles Leon Gilliland
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Birth: May 24, 1933
Colfax
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1951, South Korea

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Charles Leon Gilliland
was an Arkansas military
hero.
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.

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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

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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.

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

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**SOLACE'S WORDS**

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

BY ~ Robert Ingersoll

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

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Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
Created by: Someone Who Cares...
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45553760
Charles Leon Gilliland
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Charles Leon Gilliland
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