Sunday, November 20, 2016

PFC Charles Burnell Brooks

PFC Charles Burnell Brooks was born 18 Aug 1913 in Chicago, Illinois the only son of William Norris and Anna Louise (Bronn) Brooks.  Father, William, was a jeweler. On 29 Oct 1938 he married Marian Louise Treash. Charles was an English Teacher at Iowa State College in 1940. 

On 8 Sep 1944 PVT Brooks was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry.  He was promoted to PFC on 1 Nov 1944.  On 20 Nov 1944 he was killed in action.

PFC Brooks is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery

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