|Gravestone for Navy Tech Charles Brogan, buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery.|
Charles LeRoy Brogan could have been 100 years old today.
He was born on March 3, 1917 in Arkansas. His parents were also both born in Arkansas. His father was first a farmer and later a grocery salesman. Charles had two older brothers. By 1940 his father had died and Charles and his mother lived in Los Angeles where he worked as a truck helper.
Charles enlisted in the navy on November 2, 1942.
He was an Aviation Radio Technician 2nd Class, USNR. He died on July 17, 1944. We have no records of where he served or what unit he was in. From his rank, his job was to maintain and repair radio equipment. Sounds like a non-combat position to me, so I have no insight into the possible cause of death.
His remains were returned to be buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego.
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