Friday, July 15, 2016
SGT Charles Slack Jr
Charles was working as a clerk when he was drafted in March 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. He prepared with the unit for the amphibious invasion of occupied France and took part in the D-Day landings on 6 Jun 1944. PFC Slack was promoted to SGT on 20 Jun 1944. He continued to fight with L Company as a squad leader until killed in action near Saint-Lo, France on 15 Jul 1944.
SGT Slack was repatriated and re-interred in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Jackson, Indiana.