Charles Horner

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United States, Military Officer
May 6, 1916April, 4, 1992.

Charles Thompson Horner Jr. (May 6, 1916 - April 4, 1992) was a highly decorated officer of the United States Army who served in the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division from July 1940 to February 1946 and held every position from Platoon Leader to Regimental Commander. As a leader in the "Big Red One", he participated in the North Africa, Sicily, and the European Campaigns and three amphibious landings; the invasions of North Africa (Operation Torch), Sicily (Operation Husky), and Europe (Operation Overlord) where he commanded the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry on Omaha Beach.

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