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Diefenback, Charles A.

Charles A. Diefenbach U.S. Marine Corps WWII
Charles A. Diefenbach U.S. Marine Corps WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 11/11/1920
Died On: 5/23/1997 Richmond, Chesterfield, Virginia
Street Address: unknown
Service Number: 429653
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - H and S Company, Sixth Pioneer Battalion, Sixth Marine Division

Veteran Code: USMC-18


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Charles A. Diefenbach was born on November 11, 1920, in New York to Gertrude Odekirk, age 22, and Raymond Diefenbach, age 23. He had three sisters Marjorie , Dorothy and Lillian and a brother Kenneth.

In Rye he lived on Maple Ave and his family were members of the Church of the Resurrection.

Charles enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He was assigned to Co "G", 2D Battalion,21st Marines (Reinf),Fmf,3rd Marine Division and was wounded in the Aleutian Islands.

Charles married Agnes Weeks while on furlough August 1, 1943 and they would have two children during their marriage.

After his leave and recuperation he was assigned to H and S Company, Sixth Pioneer Battalion, Sixth Marine Division and served on Okinawa.

In 1950 Charles would return to the Marines as a sergeant serving during the Korean War. He would remain in the Marine Corps until his retirement on July 27th, 1968.

Charles A. Diefenbach died on May 23, 1997, in Richmond City, Virginia, when he was 76 years old.
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