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Re: Sgt Charles E Fernald, died in WWII
Posted by: Bob Fernald (ID *****8740) Date: August 12, 2011 at 23:52:54
In Reply to: Re: Sgt Charles E Fernald, died in WWII by Sarah O'Connor of 299

Hi Sarah!

I couldn't get much info from my grandfather on Charles. He was named after his grandfather Fernald.
I was told he died from his wounds in the battle to retake Manila. My grandfather said that there was a machine gun nest and that he was struck down by bullets. But his brother Phil said that it was a handgrenade and it blew off half of his face.

I saw a picture of Charles. I wanted to scan it, but Great Uncle Phil wouldn't let me borrow it. He did let me have 2 letters Amber had written to Charles, but were returned because of his demise. I'll have to look for them.

"cousin" Bob

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