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Charles Edward "Chuck" Turner
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1907
Death: Nov. 1, 1996, USA

Marine Hero.... awarded the Navy Cross for valor in combat.

Award: Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Second Nicaraguan Campaign

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private Charles E. Turner (MCSN: 204286), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism, coolness and excellent judgment in the performance of duty as a member of the advanced guard of a small Marine expedition in an engagement near Quilali, Nicaragua, on 30 December 1927. Although seriously wounded in the early stages of the fighting, Private Turner soon regained consciousness, crawled to a point of vantage, and continued to fire until he fainted from pain and lost of blood.

General Orders: Authority - USMC Communiqué: 204286 (9 May 1928)

Action Date: 30-Dec-27

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Company: Headquarters Company

Regiment: 5th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Brigade (Nicaragua)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ira Burton Turner (1883 - 1968)
  Mary Lena Chenault Turner (1886 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Florence Irene Johnson Turner (1906 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Linda Lou Turner Piper (1943 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lynn Warren Turner (1906 - 1982)**
  Charles Edward Turner (1907 - 1996)
  Mary Kathryn Turner (1909 - 1980)*
  James Hamilton Turner (1911 - 1979)*
  Ira B. Turner (1914 - 1991)*
  William Edward Turner (1918 - 1936)*
  Laura Lucille Turner Guess (1924 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Paul Guess
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59863271
Charles Edward Chuck Turner
Added by: Paul Guess
 
Charles Edward Chuck Turner
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Added by: Seth Musselman
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 11, 2015

- Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011

- Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011
 
 
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