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Charles Howard Roan
Charles Howard Roan
Born August 16, 1923 in Claude Texas. Charles Howard Roan attended local schools, was a member of the Methodist Church from the age of nine, and worked at a service station after school and on weekends. He was a United States Marine who sacrificed his life to save  four fellow Marines in the landing on Peleliu September 18, 1944 during World War II. For his heroism, he posthumously received his nation's highest military honor the Medal of Honor.

Roan enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in December 1942. A rifleman in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, he was already a veteran of bitter fighting when he threw himself upon a Japanese hand grenade in the Peleliu landing, saving four Marines in his unit at the cost of his own life on September 18, 1944. Prior to his death, he had been in two previous battles New Guinea and Cape Gloucester and had seen 15 months of overseas duty. In addition to the Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart, he also held the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three battle stars.

He is buried in a cemetery outside the city of Manila, Philippines. A memorial marker in honor of Roan is located in the Claude Cemetery, Armstrong County, Texas

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