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CPO Charles Carlton "Carl" Rutherford
Birth: Sep. 2, 1921
Tazewell
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 2011
Bluefield
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

US Military Figure. A Chief Yeoman, he was the last surviving member of the staff of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Raised in Tazewell he graduated from Tazewell High School then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During World War II he served in Hawaii and on Guam and was responsible for the administration of Admiral Nimitz' headquarters and for the handling of the Pacific Fleet's classified communications. Discharged from the Navy in 1946 he attended McClain's Business College in Bluefield, West Virginia, then worked in grocery store management for several years. Chief Rutherford later sold mechanical equipment and was eventually to start his own successful realty firm. He served for many years on the board of the Bluefield Union Mission and on the City Planning Commission. At his death he was probably the last direct participant in the September 2, 1945, surrender of Japan. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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  Charles Carlton Rutherford (1946 - 1947)*
 
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Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79415852
CPO Charles Carlton Carl Rutherford
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
CPO Charles Carlton Carl Rutherford
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