Charles Edward Fox was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Charlie Fox and Leona J. Padget. He enlisted on August 24, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He had four other brothers in service, Staff Sgt. Freeman Fox, somewhere in Africa, Sgt. James W. Fox, Stationed in Hawaii, Cpl. William C. Fox, serving somewhere in Africa, John Earl Fox, serving with the U.S. Navy at Camp Barry, Ill.

Private First Class Charles E. Fox, US Army, was assigned to the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. In October 1944, the 3rd Division was advancing out of Southern France and moving against the Rhineland in Germany, by advancing up the Rhône River as part of Operation Dragoon.

PFC Fox was killed in action on the 22nd of October 1944, He is interred at the Épinal American Cemetery, A,26,48, France.

His awards include the Purple Heart.

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  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 August 1923
  • Date of death: 22 October 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Byington
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Épinal American Cemetery, Épinal (Vosges), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Lisa Fox Young

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