Charles Obanion Black

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Lockhart, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT AND WITH MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP TWENTY-THREE DURING THE BOMBARDMENT OF HENDERSON FIELD, GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS, BY ENEMY JAPANESE SURFACE AND AIR FORCES ON THE EARLY MORNING OF 16 OCTOBER 1942. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.