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Camp Creek in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

In Memory of Cornelius H. Charlton

East Gulf, West Virginia

 

— 1929-1954 —

 
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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
1. In Memory of Cornelius H. Charlton Marker
Inscription.  Sargent Cornelius H. Charlton, RA 12 265 405. Infantry United States Army, A member of Company C, 24th Infantry Regiment 25th infantry division, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty, in action against the enemy near, Chipo-Ri Korea, on 2 June 1951. His platoon was attacking heavily defended hostile positions on commanding ground when the leader was wounded and evacuated, Sergeant Charlton assumed command, rallied the men and spearheaded the assault against the hill. Personally eliminating two hostile positions, and killing six of the enemy with his rifle fire and grenades, he continued up the slope until the unit suffered heavy casualties and became pinned down. Regrouping the men he led them forward only to be again hurled back by a shower of grenades. despite a severe chest wound, Sergeant Charlton refused medical attention and led a third daring charge which carried to the crest of the ridge observing that the remaining emplacement which had retarded the advance was situated on the reverse slope, he charged it alone, was again, hit by a grenade but raked the position with a devastating
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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
2. In Memory of Cornelius H. Charlton Marker
fire which eliminated it and routed the defenders. The wounds received during his daring exploits resulted in his death, but his indomitable courage, superb leadership and gallant self-sacrifice reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry and the military service.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
 
Location. 37° 28.833′ N, 81° 4.5′ W. Marker is in Camp Creek, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Memorial can be reached from West Virginia Turnpike (Interstate 77), on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Mercer County Rest Area & Scenic Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Creek WV 25820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Clark’s House (approx. 3.9 miles away); William French Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bluestone National Scenic River (approx. 5.4 miles away); Bluestone River (approx. 5.4 miles away); Concord University (approx. 5.4 miles away); Capt. J.H. French (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different marker also named Bluestone River (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mercer County / Summers County (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
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By TeamOHE, March 16, 2019
3. In Memory of Cornelius H. Charlton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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