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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Hollingsworth

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 08 January 1912

Date of Death: 05 May 1961

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Charles H. Hollingsworth

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Charles H. Hollingsworth
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

On 30 December 1941, then-Sergeant Charles H. Hollingsworth was serving with Battery E, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft).

On that day, SGT Hollingsworth’s unit was in action against Japanese forces in the Philippine Islands. SGT Hollingsworth’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
World War II Victory Medal

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Sergeant Charles H. Hollingsworth (ASN: 18029100), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Battery E, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), in action against enemy forces on 30 December 1941, in the Philippine Islands. Sergeant Hollingsworth's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 18 (1942)

Death and Burial

Staff Sergeant Charles H. Hollingsworth died on 5 May 1961 in Lubbock, TX. He is buried at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Lubbock County, TX.


Honoree ID: 314029   Created by: MHOH




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