Charles H. McKinney

NAME: Charles H. McKinney

ASN: O-1303921

PLACE OF BIRTH: Selma, AL

DATE OF BIRTH: 11 Jan 1920

DATES OF SERVICE:

UNIT ASSIGNED: HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR

                                  HHC 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France

AWARDS: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge with two combat jump stars, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with arrowhead device and bronzze star device,

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

11 Jan 1920 - Mr. McKinney was born in Selma, Al., to Rossie Sconyers McKinney and Charles Haisten McKinney.

14 Sep 1943 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921 2nd BN 509th PIR    14-Sep-43 Participated in Operation GIANT III   Naples-Foggia Combat Jump Star

07 Apr 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921     7-Apr-44 GO 63 HQ 3rd DIV Award of Silver Star    page 384 book Stand in the Door by Charles H. Doyle and Terrell Stewart

10 Apr 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921 HHC 509th PIB    10-Apr-44 GO 5 Award of Combat Infantryman Badge                                 

00 Aug 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921 HHC 509th PIB Special Service and Mess Officer         Southern France page 117, 205 book First Airborne Task Force by Michel De Trez                         

Retired from the US Army as a Major after 20 years of service.  Also served in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Second c areer working in sales management with United Furniture and Lexington Furniture Industries

Charlie was an excellent golfer and enjoyed the game at every opportunity

Was named Honored Member of the 82nd Airborne Division

05 Sep 2011 - Charles Harmon McKinney, 91, died Monday at Hinkle Hospice House, following a brief illness. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Minnie Eakens and Edna Sanders

09 Sep 2011 - A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Lexington, where he was a member, with Rev. Dr. Ray Howell 3rd and Rev. Tommy Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. A private burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Estelle Smyly McKinney of the home; son, Charles Douglas McKinney; grandson, Charles Michael McKinney of Winston-Salem; nieces, Peggy Johnson and Alice Swink.

MCKINNEY, CHARLES H MAJ US ARMY WORLD WAR II DATE OF BIRTH: 01/11/1920 DATE OF DEATH: 09/05/2011 BURIED AT: SECTION 36A SITE 672 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211 (703) 607-8000

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