Greene County

T/4 Charles Franklin Tate



Personnel of Jefferson Company with Boys Now “Missing in Action”

Here is the national guard company which left Jefferson in March, 1941, taken in the Jefferson armory just a few days before starting its trip to Camp Claiborne, La. The company has been in the thick of the battle in Tunisia and reports of “missing in action” have been received this week by many families.

Source: Jefferson Herald, March 11, 1943 (includes photograph of National Guard group)

News Has Come Recently
24 In Germany

Messages from men who have been held prisoners of war by the German government since their capture Feb. 17, 1943, at Faid pass, North Africa, continue to come to their relatives at home. The first came Monday evening, May 14, and each day more are received.

Technician Fourth Grade Charles Franklin Tate was one of four who left with the local company who were taken prisoner and were interviewed by George Grim and were ready to leave LeHavre for home. Word has come from the other three, but this was the first his father, Charles Tate, had heard: “Tell Dad I want to get away from crowds, have quiet and just sit and talk to him.”

Source: Jefferson Herald, May 24, 1945