Charles Edward Waters was born 7 October 1920, Tennessee to William Clinton Waters and Berthe Elizabeth Hamby.
He died 14 May 1945. PFC Waters was initially buried at Okinawa Island Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto. Buried at the Honolulu, HI Memorial, M, 115.

The Johnson County News, September 20, 1945
Charles Edward Waters, born October 7, 1920, gave his life for his country on May 4, 1945, on Okinawa Island. Charles served in two armies – in the Army of God and in the army of his country. He wrote home to his mother saying if he didn’t see her any more in this World, he would meet her where there were no more goodbyes, wars or sorrows.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Waters, Damascus, Va., Route 1, Box 65; three brothers; five sisters and a host of friend to mourn his going.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 October 1920
  • Date of death: 14 May 1945
  • County: Johnson
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 776th Amphibious Tank Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Okinawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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