(published in The Lima News, Monday, October 22, 1951)
Pfc. Younger was killed while attacking Hill 256 in the vicinity of Yengi. He was a member of The Eighth regiment, First Cavalry division.The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Route 6, Pfc. Younger was killed while attacking Hill 256 in the vicinity of Yengi. He was a member of The Eighth regiment, First Cavalry division.
During the early part of the Korean war, he was returned to Japan for hospitalization after receiving minor wounds but reentered the Korean fighting in December, 1950.
A former employee of the Hume elevator, Pfc. Younger attended Shawnee high school. He was a native of Lima.
Besides his parents, his step-grandfather, Carl Lawrence, Route 1; two step-brothers, Richard Lawrence, at home, and Pvt. Donald Lawrence, Sampson Air Force base, Geneva, N.Y., and two step-sisters, June and Pauline Lawrence, both at home, also survive.
The body will be removed from the station to the Lawrence home on Route 6, there to remain until services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of God. The Rev. Dewayne Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of Chiles and Son funeral home.
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum Lima Allen County Ohio, USA
Charlie enlisted for service in WWI at Lima, OH. He was a member of Company M One Hundred and Forty-Fifth U. S. Infantry.
He died in January 1918 at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, AL. In 1918 an outbreak of Spanish Flu developed at the Camp and spread throughout Montgomery. Reports of deaths exceeded 2,000 at Camp Sheridan, and 12,000 in Montgomery. There are many unmarked graves, and many of the soldiers are buried at Oakwood Cemetery.
Named for Gen. Phil Sheridan, a Union cavalry commander during the Civil War. The camp was the training ground for the 30,000 men of Ohio's 37th Infantry "Buckeye" Division who arrived between August and October 1917 and then embarked for France in June 1918. The 9th Infantry Division replaced the 37th and was mustered into service in July. It transferred to Camp Mills, New York, in October 1918 but returned in December; the men remained at Camp Sheridan until their unit was decommissioned in February 1919.
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