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Hite, Charles William

HITE

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 12:06:22

Hite, Charles William

Traer, IA

Serial No: 8593215

Born: Jun 3, 1924

Parents: Verl H. and Lena Hite

Entered Navy: Jun 3, 1943

Training in US Farragut, ID; Bremerton, WA

Overseas Duty: Admiralty Islands was used as Home Base. Assigned to Engineering Div. of the USS Saginaw Bay.

Engagements: New Hebrides, Aug. 28, 1944; Palau Islands, Sep 15; Leyte, Oct 20, 1944; Luzon, Jan 9, 1945; Ulithe, Jan 27, 1945; Iwo Jima, Okinawa, 1945

Medals-Ribbons: American-Pacific-Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with Silver Star, for Palau, Leyte, Lingayen Gulf, Iwo Jima and Okinawa Campaigns; Philippine Liberation ribbon with 1 Star

Discharged: Minneapolis, MN on Dec 18, 1945; rating: EM 3/c

Months in Service: In US, 8; overseas, 23

Present Occupation: Traer hatchery employee

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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