Speechley, Pvt. Charles W.

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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, Bretagne 
Buried: 
– Queen of Heaven Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 
– Grave: 2 Lot: 4 Block 11 Section: 22 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

 

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