Thursday, September 15, 2016

PVT Charles Anderson Reeves

courtesy of E. Renkin
PVT Charles Anderson Reeves was born 5 May 1921 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He was the 8th of 13 children born to Albert Warner and Lillian (Reed) Reeves. 4 of his siblings died before 1940. In Charles' lifetime, his father supported the family with work in a foundry and a boiler factory. In 1940 Charles was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Charles was working as a heavy equipment operator when he was drafted in December 1943. After he completed is basic military training he was sent to the European theater in July 1944. PVT Reeves was transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944. He was wounded on 14 Sep 1944 in the attack on Brest and died of his wound(s) in hospital on 15 Sep 1944.

PVT Reeves was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Bristol Cemetery in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

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