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Pvt. Charles William Speechley


Born: 29 December 1920 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Charles A. Speechley & Kathryn Walsh-Speechley

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home:

    - 5900 Ridge Avenue - Berkley, Illinois

Education:

    - St. Domitilla School - Hillside, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Occupation: printer

Inducted:

    - 2 September 1942 - Chicago, Illinois

Serial Number: 36368699

Training: 

    - Camp Walters - Texas

    - Camp Howze - Texas

        - volunteered to become a Ranger

    - Camp Forrest - Tennessee

    - Fort Pierce - Florida

    - Camp Ritchie - Maryland

         - Rangers trained to use German weapons and how to speak German

Unit: F Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion

Engagements:

    - D-Day - 6 June 1944

        - Pointe Du Hoc

    - Battle of Brest, France - 27 July 1944 - 31 August 1944

        - The fighting to capture the port was house to house with heavy casualties.

Killed in Action:

    - 31 August 1944 - Brest, Departement du Finistere, Bretange

Buried:

    - Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois

        - Grave: 2   Lot:  4   Block  11   Section: 22

Medals:

     - Purple Heart


 

 

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