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Authier, Charles Henry

Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Charles Henry Authier.

Unit/Placed in, USS DeHaven (DD-469) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Charles is born approx. on 18 July 1925 in Maine.

Father, Charles H. Authier.

Mother, Clara (Boufford) Authier.

Brother(s), Leonard P. Authier.


Charles enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 2086688.


Charles was KIA during the Battle of Guadalcanal when the USS DeHaven was Sunk by Japanese Aircraft, on Feb. 1, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Ignatius Cemetery, Sanford, York County, Maine, USA.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS DeHaven burning
His rank Fireman First Class