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Charles Earl Turner

Charles Earl Turner

Male 1907 - 1996  (89 years)

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  • Name Charles Earl Turner 
    Birth 14 Jan 1907  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1 Nov 1996 
    Person ID I3922  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2021 

    Father Ira Bostic Turner, Sr.,   b. 10 Jan 1883, Jasper, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Oct 1968, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Lena Chenault,   b. 11 Jan 1887, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Oct 1971, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Family ID F356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Navy Cross

      Awarded for actions during the Second Nicaraguan Campaign

      The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private Charles E. Turner (MCSN: 204286), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism, coolness and excellent judgment in the performance of duty as a member of the advanced guard of a small Marine expedition in an engagement near Quilali, Nicaragua, on 30 December 1927. Although seriously wounded in the early stages of the fighting, Private Turner soon regained consciousness, crawled to a point of vantage, and continued to fire until he fainted from pain and lost of blood.

      General Orders: Authority - USMC Communiqué: 204286 (9 May 1928)

      Action Date: 30-Dec-27

      Service: Marine Corps

      Rank: Private

      Company: Headquarters Company

      Regiment: 5th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Brigade (Nicaragua)