Charles Martin Riggs was born on 15 January 1906, the son of William Armstrong Riggs and Narcissa Evaline Elliott.
Killed in Action 18 December 1944
Buried at Wheeler Hill Cemetery, Pikeville, TN
16th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division, Battery B
Pvt Charles (Charlie) Riggs was the son of William Armstrong (Will) Riggs and Narcissa Eveline (Evie) Elliott. He fought in the European Theater in the Ardennes, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 19 November 1947
The body of the late Pvt. Charles M. Riggs, the first of Bledsoe County’s dead in World War II to be returned from overseas for reburial, will arrive in Dayton, Tenn. and will be brought here for funeral services. The body accompanied by Sgt. Joseph Critenton as military escort, will be brought to Putnam Funeral Home and remain until 4 p.m., when it will be taken to the home of his brother, John Riggs, on Route 3, and remain until funeral services. Burial will follow in the Wheeler Hill Church cemetery with funeral military honors by legion and VFW posts of Pikeville.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 15 January 1906
- Date of death: 18 December 1944
- County: Bledsoe
- Hometown: Pikeville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 16th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Wheeler Hill Cemetery, Pikeville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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