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Cornelius Charlton


Jul 24, 1929

Cornelius Charlton was born in Raleigh County

1944

Cornelius Charlton moved with his family to New York City

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Nov, 1946

Cornelius Charlton enlisted in the U.S. Army

Mar, 1951

Cornelius Charlton volunteered for combat in Korea and was assigned to the 24th Infantry Regiment, the Army’s last all-black unit

Jun 02, 1951

Cornelius Charlton earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during a fight to take a hill near Chipo-ri, Korea, from Chinese defenders

Mar 12, 1952

Secretary of the Army Frank Pace presented Charlton’s parents their son’s Medal of Honor at the Pentagon

1954

West Virginia dedicated the Charlton Memorial Bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike

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1990

Medal of Honor recipient Cornelius Charlton’s remains were moved to American Legion cemetery in Beckley

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1999

The Navy christened a ship the USNS Charlton in honor of Cornelius Charlton

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2008

Medal of Honor recipient Cornelius Charlton was reburied at Arlington National Cemetery

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