Born 4 September 1931
Private First Class Corder was a member of the 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.
Buried at Memphis National Cemetery, L, 136

The Memphis Press-Scimitar, September 14, 1950
Pfc. Charles Corder, who would have been 19 on Sept. 3, was killed in action Aug. 28, his parents, C.G. and Lena Corder, 1410 College, have been informed by the Department of Defense. Corder played football and boxed at Hamilton High before he enlisted in the Army in 1948, leaving high school in the 11th grade. His family reports he was at Fort Lewis, Washington, and left the United States Aug. 11. They received a card Aug. 18 from him written in Alaska. Apparently he was killed shortly after reaching Korea. His family said he was with a “fire division”.  He was a member of St. Jude’s Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he leaves four sisters: Dorothy Curtis, Helen Bennett, Essie Johnson and Vivian Corder, and a half brother, Louis Hill, Chicago.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 September 1931
  • Date of death: 22 August 1950
  • County: Scott
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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