Charles J. Watters

Military Person

1927 – 1967

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Who was Charles J. Watters?

Charles Joseph Watters was a Chaplain in the United States Army. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery exhibited while rescuing wounded men in the Vietnam War, specifically the Battle of Dak To. He was killed in the battle in a friendly fire incident when a 500-pound bomb was dropped on American paratroopers near the triage area where he was working.

Chaplain Watters is one of seven chaplains to receive the Medal of Honor.

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Born
Jan 17, 1927
Jersey City
Also known as
  • Charles Joseph Watters
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Seton Hall University
  • Seton Hall Preparatory School
Died
Nov 19, 1967
South Vietnam
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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