Charles A. Tower
source: Churchville High School - Crest Yearbook (Churchville, NY) - Class of 1946
Charles served as a Private in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided at 1330 Vroom Road, Spencerport, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on July 14, 1941, prior to the war, in Rochester, New York. He was noted as being employed as a structural and ornamental metal worker and also as Single, without dependents.
He was "Killed In Action" in Belgium during the war.
On Christmas day, a hot dinner was served while the Company was at Metz. Before the mess kits could be cleaned, the Company mounted their half-tracks for the move to Bastogne. Assigned to Combat Command A, the 9th AIB, went through Luxembourg and Mersch closing in its bivouac near the village of Fels. Company B was now entering the “Battle of the Bulge”.
Combat Command A took positions facing east along the front line formerly held by the 9th Armd. Division.
On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of January, Company B was involved in the heaviest fighting experienced during the war. The fourth of January was the worst day in the history of the Company in combat. There were 13 men killed in action on that date; and the company suffered 35% in casualties.
Sourece: Combat history Company B, 9th AIB
source: ROCHESTER, N. Y., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 1945
source: GREECE, ROCHESTER, N. Y., THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 1945
Charles A. Tower
Corporal U.S. Army
Service # 12025162
9th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division
Entered Service From:
Date of Death: Jan 2, 1945
Buried: Creekside Cemetery ,
Churchville Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. D, lot 10, grave 3
Awards: Purple Heart