Charles Howard Roan Historical

Charles Howard Roan Historical (HM1TQC)

Location: Claude, TX 79019 Armstrong County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.575', W 101° 21.533'

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(August 16, 1923 — September 18, 1944)

Claude native Charles H. Roan volunteered for World War II service in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1942. On active duty in the Pacific, he was killed in battle on Peleliu Island when he threw himself on a Japanese grenade, thereby saving the lives of four fellow Marines. For his heroic action he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The medal was presented to his mother, Armstrong County Treasurer Lillabel Roan, in ceremonies here at the courthouse in July 1945. A U.S. Navy destroyer built in 1946 was christened the USS Charles H. Roan DD-853.
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 285014 N 3887741
Decimal Degrees35.10958333, -101.35888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.575', W 101° 21.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 34.5" N, 101° 21' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 1st St, Claude TX 79019, US
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