Charles Taylor Shipley was born October 28, 1931. to King McKinley Shipley and Mayme Ruth Wilkey.

He enlisted in the United States Army on October 2, 1952, and was a medic with the Medical Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action on July 18, 1953, while tending his wounded comrades in North Korea.

He was returned to his hometown of Dayton, Tennessee and was laid to rest in Buttram Cemetery.

The Chattanooga Times, October 17, 1953
Funeral services for Pfc. Charles T. Shipley, 22, son of Mrs. Mayme Shipley, of Dayton, Tenn., who was killed in Korea will be held at Kelley Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mayme Shipley, and another brother, King Shipley, both of Dayton.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1931
  • Date of death: 18 July 1953
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Dayton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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