Charles Calhoun

Charles Calhoun

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Luther Calhoun (April 20, 1925 - February 24, 2002) was an American military enlisted man who served briefly in the United States Navy during World War II and then in the United States Coast Guard where he would rise to become the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Charles Calhoun was born April 20, 1925 in Ocean City, Maryland and lived very close to the coast throughout his childhood. His grandfather was a commercial fisherman who taught Calhoun how to fish as a boy. He joined the United States Navy in 1943 at the age of 17 and was trained as a torpedoman. He served on the USS Lunga Point in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II. He participated in many of the bloodiest battles of the theater, including the battles of Leyte Gulf, Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The Lunga Point's crew received the Navy Unit Commendation for "extraordinary heroism and action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore, and afloat" following a kamikaze attack on the ship. Calhoun was honorably discharged from the Navy on February 21, 1946.show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134927171
  • 9786134927178