Charles served as a Master Sergeant, 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in McCracken County, Kentucky prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on June 13, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Divorced, with dependents.
Charles became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
He "Died While A POW" of dysentery and pellagra at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on October 10, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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