Charles Clair “Charlie” Wishart, Sr

Charles Clair “Charlie” Wishart, Sr

Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Dec 2009 (aged 87)
Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
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World War II
Purple Heart
Silver Star
Bronze Star

Charles Clair Wishart Sr. 87 of Warren, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at the Community Skilled Health Care Center.

He was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Sharpsville, Pa., a son of the late James Edward Wishart Sr. and Florence Elizabeth Hogue Wishart.

He worked for the Warren Tribune for 18 years and General Motors for 22 years.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. During his military career Mr. Wishart was awarded the Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his heroism in action. He was injured in this War on the same day and same fight that his twin brother Paul was killed on Aug. 04, 1943.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and a member of the Old Erie Lodge #3 for 65 years.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Wishart of Lordstown, whom he married Aug. 26, 1976.

Also surviving are sons, Paul (Shelia) Wishart of Gainesville, Fla., Charlie (Ornelle) Wishart Jr., of Leavittsburg, and Douglas (Brenda) Wishart of Howland; daughters Sonia (Pete) Baca of Bristolville, Linda Bunch of Youngstown; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and a brother Robert Wishart Sr. of Leavittsburg.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers; James Edward Jr., Buckley, and his twin brother Paul Wishart.

Charlie's 1st wife was the former Elsie Mae Burgermyer Wishart and is the mother of his five children. They divorced in 1976.

Services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Thomas Baumgarder will officiate.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Old Erie Lodge #3 will hold services at 5:45 p.m.

Interment will be in Lordstown City Cemetery.

Source: Warren Tribune 2009 & Linda D. Bunch


Charles Wishart Wins Silver Star

For gallantry in action Cpl. Charles Wishart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Eighth SW, has been awarded the Silver Star medal. Announcement came from Army Headquarters in the South Pacific, where Cpl. Wishart is serving with the 37th Division.

By direction of the President the Silver Star was awarded on Dec. 24, 1943 to Charles Wishart, Infantry, for gallantry in action at New Georgia, Solomon Islands. "While advancing with great skill thru fire-swept zone," the citation reads, "he placed fire on and destroyed an enemy pillbox on July 30, 1943."

The award was given by Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon, commanding United States Army Forces in the South Pacific area.

Cpl. Wishart and his twin brother, Cpl. Paul Wishart, killed in action last August, enlisted in the Army in January of 1941 and were assigned to Co. F of the National Guard, then training at Camp Shelby, Miss. They went overseas with the 37th and fought side by side until Paul's death.

Brother Of Twin Killed In Pacific seriously Wounded

Tech. Fifth Grade Charles C. Wishart, twin brother of Cpl. Paul Wishart. killed in action last fall while serving with the 37th, has been reported seriously wounded in action on March 24 in Bougainville, according to a message from the War Department to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wishart, Rt. 1.

After his brother's death Charles carried on with the 37th division, doing a fine job as an American soldier and winning for himself the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action. Less than two weeks ago the Tribune carried a picture of Charles receiving the Silver Star from Maj. gen. Robert S. Beightler, commanding general of the 37th.

The War Department telegram did not reveal the extent of the soldier's injuries but stated that the family will be notified of his condition from time to time.

Charles. along with his twin brother, Paul, enlisted in the Army in January of 1941 and both were sent with Co. F of the National Guards, at that time training at Camp Shelby, Miss. They Left the country with the 37th Division. Both Charles and Paul were awarded the Silver Star, Paul's coming posthumously.

Source:Warren Tribune 4-17-1944

To Return To States

According to the 37th Infantry Division somewhere in the Southwest Pacific area, two Warren area jungle veterans are coming home.
Cpl. Charles C. Wishart, son of Mr. and Mrs, Ed Wishart, Rt. 1, and Pfc. George J. Reho, whose wife resides in Bristolville, have been chosen for return to the states under the War Department's troop rotation policy.

Together in the New Georgia and Bougainville campaigns, the two men are members of the same infantry rifle company. The company has been awarded a citation by the 37th Division commander for the part it played in the fierce Battle of Hill 700 on /bougainville.

Wishart, wounded in this engagement, holds the Purple Heart and the Silver Star medal for heroism in action.

Source: Warren Tribune 9-23-1944

Battle at Bougainville

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