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Charles Dean Knappenberger
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Birth: 1916
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1992
Virginia, USA

Charles Dean Knappenberger, 76, of the 1600 block of Old Donation Parkway, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died Aug. 24, 1992.

Mr. Knappenberger was born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the widower of Lorraine Knappenberger and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Paul L. Kettner. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Windermere Botanical Garden Fund, 1604 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, Va. 23454.

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - August 25, 1992 Page D2
Copyright (c) 1992 The Virginian-Pilot

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Charles originally joined the Navy May 3, 1940 in Cleveland OH. From this point forward, he served on several ships including:
May 1940 - USS Denebola -- AF-56 (second ship with name)
February 1941 - USS Niblack DD-424
January 1942 -- USS Plunket DD-431
September 1943 -- USS Valiant PYC-51

He re-enlisted on May 27, 1944 in New Orleans LA.
He served aboard the USS HOLT (DE-706) from its commissioning on June 9, 1944 (plank holder) until October 23, 1945.

Afterwards in 1946, he served on:
USS Prometheus - AR-3
USS Otus - ARG-20
USS Laysan - ARS(T)-1

In 1948 after re-enlisting he served on the Carpellotti -- APD-136.
Family links: 
  Lorraine H Knappenberger (1920 - 1991)
Princess Anne Memorial Park
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach City
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Kathryn McKillip Thrift
Originally Created by: Dottie
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
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Charles Dean Knappenberger
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Charles Dean Knappenberger
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Charles Dean Knappenberger
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Fair winds & following seas.
- USS HOLT Shipmate Clem Thrift EM 3/c
 Added: Jul. 12, 2015

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