Charles F. Wardean, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Charles F. Wardean
Technician Fifth Grade, Troop B, 4th Cavalry
Date of Birth: November 28, 1923
Date of Death: April 4, 1945
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (Cologne, Germany)
Date of Enlistment: November 13, 1942
Monument: Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Beverly Shores

Newspaper Notices:


Mr. and Mrs. William Wardean, Beverly Shores, have received word that their son, Cpl. Charles Wardean, was killed in action March 4 in Germany. Twenty-one years old last November, he enlisted in the army in October, 1942. He took his training at Fort Meade, Md., and in South Dakota, going overseas in November, 1943. He served in France, Belgium and Germany with Gen. Hodges First army. He was a member of the V.F.W.
Source: Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana; March 21, 1945; Page 1


T/5 Charles F. Wardean First from This Area To Be Returned -- Plans are underway for funeral services for T/5 Charles F. Wardean, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wardean, Beverly Shores, first veteran from this area to be returned here for final burial. His body was returned to the United States Saturday aboard the USAT "Robert Burns" and will arrive here in the near future.

The Hummer mortuary will be in charge of arrangements. Full military rites will be conducted by Dunes Relief Post No. 2536 and members of Michigan City Chapter No. 23, Disabled American Veterans, will serve as pallbearers.

The young veteran was born Nov. 28, 1923, and lost his life on the battlefield near Cologne on April 4, 1945. The body had been interred previously in Henri Chapelle military cemetery, Eupen, Belgium. He was serving with a reconnaissance squadron in the Fourth Cavalry Unit of the First Army at the time of his death. He had been awarded a presidential citation and the Purple Heart.

Surviving in addition to the parents are four brothers, David, Harold, Everett, and Frank Wardean, and two sisters, Sylvia and Lorraine, all of near Beverly Shores.
Source: Michigan City News Dispatch, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana; November 24, 1947; Page 1

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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