Charles Emmert French was the son of James Elbert French and Verla Mae Russell. His mother died in 1925 and Charles and his brother Earl Iddins French resided with their grandmother, Annie Russell in Maryville, Tennessee.

PFC French entered the service from California. He was killed in Italy. He had been overseas five months. He was initially buried at Avellino Cemetery at Avellino, Italy and reburied at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Italy, plot J, row 15, Grave 3.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 January 1922
  • Date of death: 16 October 1943
  • County: Blount
  • 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: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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