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Sgt Charles Berney "Kenneth" Royer
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1926
Mineral Wells
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1950, South Korea

Next to oldest son of Carl Nevel Royer and Bessie Lee Dodd.
Siblings:
William Claude Royer
James Thomas Royer
Robert Royer
Enoch Bee Royer
Dora Madge Royer
Susie Anne Royer
Bessie Ruth Royer
Lorene Royer

Paternal Grandparents Claude Lee Dodd and Rosa B Cravens.
Paternal Great Grandparents Alvin Lee Dodd and Martha Elizabeth Horn.
Great Grandparents Thomas S Cravens and Nancy Ann Morgan.

Maternal Grand Parents William C Royer and Susie Helen Nickell
Maternal Great Grandparents James Harland Nickell and Frances Jane Norman.



Confusion of Names
The story goes that when Bessie Lee Dodd Royer was giving birth her husband Carl Nevel was out of town. So she went ahead and named the son Charles Berney Royer. Well when Carl returned he hated the name and refused to call his son by that name. He called him Kenneth. All thru his life he thought his name was Kenneth until he joined the army and was told his real name was Charles Berney. Until the day he died Carl called him Kenneth. On the 1930's census record it lists him as Kenneth N. The family story is that his middle name was Nathan. So Charles Berney Royer and Kenneth Nathan Royer are in fact the same person.




Military information:
SGT CHARLES BERNEY ROYER

34th Infantry Regiment HQ HQ CO 24th Infantry Division

Army Hostile, Died While Missing (MIA)

Date Of Loss: August 11, 1950

Service Number: RA38649112

Born: MINERAL WELLS,Palo Pinto County TX October 8, 1926

Comments: Sergeant Royer was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 11, 1950. He was presumed dead on February 19, 1954.

Email I recieved with details of Charles's last battle
From: James W Bolt M Sgt E 7 Retired

Subject: First Battle of the Naktong Bulge

The first Battle of the Naktong Bulge was fought from August 5 through the 19. Charles went missing during this battle when the NKPA 4th Division forced three crossing of the Naktong River line.The unit envolved were the 24th Infantry Division and the ROK 17th Infantry Regiment. With the help of the Marine Brigade and Two Carrier based Corsair Squadrons the NK 4th was forced back across the Naktong River and this battle eliminating them as a fighting force they did not reapear as a fighting force till after the Chinese Communist Force enter the War.On the 2 July 1950 the 34th enter the war with 1,989 men in the regiment some time after the 20 july a muster roll call was held only 184 men answered to their they names.They lost 1,714 men in that time frame.


MIA in Korea. Declared dead 1957. Mother bought this spot and place a headstone with Royer on it just incase he was ever returned he would have a place to rest beside her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl Nevel Royer (1888 - 1957)
  Bessie Lee Dodd Royer (1901 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  William Claude Royer (1924 - 1993)*
  Charles Berney Royer (1926 - 1950)
  Thomas James Royer (1929 - 2009)*
  Enoch B. Royer (1931 - 1954)*
  Bessie Ruth Royer Barnett (1933 - 1978)*
  Robert Royer (1935 - 1980)*
  Susie Ann Royer Holloway (1936 - 2009)*
  Lorene Royer (1938 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Jacksboro
Jack County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: May Ashby Royer
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28595981
Sgt Charles Berney Kenneth Royer
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
Sgt Charles Berney Kenneth Royer
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
Sgt Charles Berney Kenneth Royer
Added by: May Ashby Royer
 
 
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Thank you for your ultimate service.
- A cousin
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
Thanks for your service and the ultimate sacrifice for our country
- jphil090855
 Added: Apr. 7, 2010

- Wes Phinney
 Added: May. 28, 2009
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