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PFC Charles O Alstot

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PFC Charles O Alstot Veteran

Birth
USA
Death
11 May 1945 (aged 23)
Nueva Vizcaya Province, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Plot
Plot A Row 7 Grave 158
Memorial ID
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Entered the service from California.

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April 8, 1922-May 11, 1945
World War II
Charles Alstot and his two older sisters attended Tustin High School in Orange County California, where he performed in the drama club — something he enjoyed so much that he listed his occupation as actor on his military registration card. He left before graduation and joined the National Guard, serving for 18 months before his induction into the Army.

PFC Alstot participated in the invasions of Indonesia and New Guinea. He was wounded on the steep slopes of the Kongo Fortress and died later that day.

Private First-Class Charles Orval Alstot, born 8 Apr 1922, was the son of Orval Charles and Emma A. (Pacholke) Alstot from Tustin, Orange County, California. Tustin is 5 miles north of Irvine and 38 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

In the 1930 census 7-year-old Charles is living with his parents and sisters Lois 12, and Dorothy 9, on Irvine Blvd in Tustin, Orange County, California. His father is a hired hand on a farm. In the 1940 census 18-year-old Charles is living with his parents and sister Dorothy 19, on Holt Ave., in Tustin. His father is a ranch hand. His father died 17 Mar 1942 at age 58.

Charles Alstot and his two older sisters attended Tustin High School in Orange County California, where he performed in the drama club, something he enjoyed so much that he listed his occupation as actor on his military registration card. He left before graduation and joined the National Guard, serving for 18 months before his induction into the Army.

Charles enlisted in the California National Guard at Santa Ana 3 Mar 1941 He’d had two years of high school and was single without dependents. He trained at Camp San Luis Obispo; transferred to Co. I, 3rd Battalion, 128TH Inf., served as a scout; sailed for Australia with Div. 22 Apr. '42; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon.

In the The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county show Alstot, Charles O. PFC from Orange County, California as DOW (Died of Wounds) on 11 May 1945.
From History.net, World War II: The US 32nd Infantry Division, Battle to Control the Villa Verde Trail: The 32nd Division was bogged down on northern Luzon on a mountain track called the Villa Verde Trail, taking more casualties than ground. For the first two weeks in May, the “Kongo Fortress,” as the GIs dubbed Hill 508 just east of Colibang and southwest of the Salacsac Pass, was a cauldron of death. The landscape itself suggested a vision of Hell—the trees blasted into stumps, the ground scorched from flamethrowers used to burn out spider holes.
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Entered the service from California.

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April 8, 1922-May 11, 1945
World War II
Charles Alstot and his two older sisters attended Tustin High School in Orange County California, where he performed in the drama club — something he enjoyed so much that he listed his occupation as actor on his military registration card. He left before graduation and joined the National Guard, serving for 18 months before his induction into the Army.

PFC Alstot participated in the invasions of Indonesia and New Guinea. He was wounded on the steep slopes of the Kongo Fortress and died later that day.

Private First-Class Charles Orval Alstot, born 8 Apr 1922, was the son of Orval Charles and Emma A. (Pacholke) Alstot from Tustin, Orange County, California. Tustin is 5 miles north of Irvine and 38 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

In the 1930 census 7-year-old Charles is living with his parents and sisters Lois 12, and Dorothy 9, on Irvine Blvd in Tustin, Orange County, California. His father is a hired hand on a farm. In the 1940 census 18-year-old Charles is living with his parents and sister Dorothy 19, on Holt Ave., in Tustin. His father is a ranch hand. His father died 17 Mar 1942 at age 58.

Charles Alstot and his two older sisters attended Tustin High School in Orange County California, where he performed in the drama club, something he enjoyed so much that he listed his occupation as actor on his military registration card. He left before graduation and joined the National Guard, serving for 18 months before his induction into the Army.

Charles enlisted in the California National Guard at Santa Ana 3 Mar 1941 He’d had two years of high school and was single without dependents. He trained at Camp San Luis Obispo; transferred to Co. I, 3rd Battalion, 128TH Inf., served as a scout; sailed for Australia with Div. 22 Apr. '42; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon.

In the The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county show Alstot, Charles O. PFC from Orange County, California as DOW (Died of Wounds) on 11 May 1945.
From History.net, World War II: The US 32nd Infantry Division, Battle to Control the Villa Verde Trail: The 32nd Division was bogged down on northern Luzon on a mountain track called the Villa Verde Trail, taking more casualties than ground. For the first two weeks in May, the “Kongo Fortress,” as the GIs dubbed Hill 508 just east of Colibang and southwest of the Salacsac Pass, was a cauldron of death. The landscape itself suggested a vision of Hell—the trees blasted into stumps, the ground scorched from flamethrowers used to burn out spider holes.
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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56754194/charles_o-alstot: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Charles O Alstot (8 Apr 1922–11 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56754194, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).