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Cornelius Charlton

On June 2, 1951, Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton, a native of East Gulf in Raleigh County, was mortally wounded in Korea. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Cornelius Charlton
Citation for Congressional Medal of Honor: Cornelius H. Charlton
"A Forgotten Hero" (Cornelius Charlton)
"War Hero To Receive Ceremonial Burial Denied 39 Years Ago" (Cornelius Charlton)
Birth Certificate of Cornelius Charlton
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