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Charles Augustus Schmidt

Charles Augustus Schmidt

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Fireman, First Class
Service Number 615 52 60
Birth Date January 22, 1923
From Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Herring (SS-233)
Loss Date June 1, 1944
Location Near Point Tagan, Matsuwa Island, Kuriles
Circumstances Sunk by gunfire from shore batteries
Remarks Charles was born in Romania.  He lived and worked in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, prior to joining the Navy.

Photo and information courtesy of Bob Camburn, Cleveland Honor Roll Chairman. Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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