Charles R. Pond

Smith Lake Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311, United States
Charles R. Pond
Date of Birth: 1932
Date of Death: 09/02/1953
From: Burke, New York
Death Location: Smith Lake, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

In May, 1954, Charles was posthumously awarded the Soldier’s Medal for saving two lives. It was learned that when he was returning to the boat to save others, he became exhausted, and drowned. The incident had wide reaching ramifications regarding military training.  Private Pond is buried in Burke Center Cemetery, Burke, New York.

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