Charles Elmondorf Rhodes was born at Lake St. John in Louisiana, the son of Edward Carson Rhodes and Grace Margaret Leavitt. Husband of Mary Clyde Cook.
Killed in Action
Buried at Manila American Cemetery, A, 14, 14
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 22 February 1943
Lt. Charles E. Rhodes, son of Edward C. Rhodes, Chattanooga, was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant Feb. 8 at Camp Wolters Tex., where he is an instructor. He was graduated from Officers Training School at Fort Benning, Ga. Last June. Lt. and Mrs. Rhodes, the former Miss Mary Clyde Cook, have just returned to Camp Wolters after a brief visit with their parents. Mrs. Rhodes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Clyde Cook, Chattanooga.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 11 May 1945
Lt. Charles E. Rhodes, husband of Mrs. Mary C. Rhodes, 3321 Montview Drive, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the Commanding general of the Sixth Infantry Division for “meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against the Japanese” at Munoz, Philippine Islands, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, it was announced yesterday. After a fierce six-day battle for the strategic town of Munoz, Rhodes’ company and other units of the division were commended by Gen. Walter Krueger, commanding general of the Sixth Army. Lt. Rhodes is platoon leader of an infantry company of the Sixth Division which holds the record for continuous combat in the Southwest Pacific area, it was stated. Before coming to Luzon, Lt. Rhodes was stationed in New Guinea and had participated in the Sansapor and Maffin Bay campaigns.
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 26 August 1918
- Date of death: 2 April 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 20th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Sansapor and Maffin Bay campaigns
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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