Charles E. Newland Jr.

   Branch: U. S. Army


   Status: Deceased Veteran

   Date of Service:  WWII

   Home Town: Minerva Township

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Charles E. Newland Jr. was born November 8 1923 in Bear Creek Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota to parents Charles and Rose Newland. He grew up in Minerva Township and graduated from Bagley High School in 1941. 

He worked in the shipyards in Seattle before joining the Army on March 5, 1943. He was sent from Fort Snelling in Minnesota to Fort Lawton, Washington and Fort Lewis, Washington for military training. Following training he was sent to Fort Rupert, British Columbia where he served as an instructor with Headquarters Detachment, 15th group. During WWII, Prince Rupert was determined by the U. S. military to be an important strategic point on the Pacific Coast that could be used as a supply base for operations in Alaska.  Charles was honorably discharged from the Army on December 26, 1946.

Charles died May 27, 2004 and is buried in the Alida Cemetery.

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