S1c Charles Dewitt Byrd

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S1c Charles Dewitt Byrd

Birthdate: (19)
Birthplace: Kingsport, Tennessee
Death: December 7, 1941 (19)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States (Aboard the USS Arizona)
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur B. Byrd and Mary "Molly" Byrd
Brother of Trula Dobson; Zola Byrd; Roy L Byrd; David Byrd; Theodore Byrd and 2 others

Occupation: US Navy
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About S1c Charles Dewitt Byrd

Charles Dewitt Byrd was a member of the United States Navy, he was a Seaman First Class, his duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties. He enlisted on October 3, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is from Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School.

He was killed aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as the first Servicemember killed from Kingsport, TN. His body was unrecoverable - among the 900 + souls still aboard the USS Arizona.

Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star. WWII Victory Medal, Combat Action Ribbon.



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S1c Charles Dewitt Byrd's Timeline

Kingsport, Tennessee
December 7, 1941
Age 19
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA