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ODonnell, Charles T.

Charles T. ODonnell U.S. Navy WWII
Charles T. ODonnell U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 4/15/1924
Died On: July 14, 1960
Street Address: 61 Purchase
Service Number: 7079562
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - Essex CV-9 - 30 Apr 1943

Veteran Code: USN-191

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Charles Thomas O'Donnell

Charles Thomas O'Donnell was born on April 15, 1924, in Port Chester, New York, his father, Charles, was 25 and his mother, Bertha, was 23. He had two brothers William and John. In Rye his family lived at 36 Elm St. and were members of the Church of the Resurrection.

Charles enlisted October 28, 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a radioman aboard the USS Essex. USS Essex (CV/CVA/CVS-9) was an aircraft carrier and the lead ship of the 24-ship Essex class built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name.

Commissioned in December 1942, Essex participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning the Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars. ( See Discharge Record for Charles's Awards)

Charles Thomas O'Donnell died in a car accident on July 14, 1960, in Fairfield, Connecticut, at the age of 36.

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