Charles H. Roan

Charles H. Roan (HM16OP)

Location: Claude, TX 79019 Armstrong County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.968', W 101° 22.824'

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Marine Private First Class

— (Aug. 16, 1923 - Sept. 18, 1944) —

Winner, Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism during the Allied Forces' invasion of Peleliu in the western Pacific in World War II. On July 21, 1945, he was decorated posthumously by presentation of his medal to his mother, Armstrong County Treasurer, Mrs. Lillabel Roan, in Claude. A navy destroyer in 1946 was christened with his name. Private Roan's grave is in the Marine Cemetery, Peleliu Island.
HM NumberHM16OP
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Marker Number817
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 283114 N 3890363
Decimal Degrees35.13280000, -101.38040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.968', W 101° 22.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 58.08" N, 101° 22' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 Co Rd 14, Claude TX 79019, US
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