NAME: Charles H. McKinney
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 three campaign stars, Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal
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 Participated in Operation GIANT III the airborne invasion of Avellino, Italy
22 Jan 1944 - Participated in Operation SHINGLE the amphibious invasion of Anzio, Italy
07 Apr 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921 GO 63 HQ 3rd DIV Award of Silver Star Medal
Listed on page 384 in the 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 GO 5 The following named Officers and Enlisted Men of Companies indicated having fulfilled all requirements as set forth in Par #3. a&b, Section I, WD Circular #269, dated 27 October 1943, are hereby announced as Combat Infantrymen and are entitled to wear the badge as specified in WD Circular above.
00 Aug 1944 - Served on 2nd Rear Echelon to bring equipment ashore in follow on amphibious landings during Operation DRAGOON the invasion of Southern France
00 Aug 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles H. McKinney O-1303921 HHC 509th PIB Special Service and Mess Officer Southern France
Listed on page 117, 205 in the 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 career 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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