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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Bomar

Birthplace: Cross Plains, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Lufkin, TX
Middle Name: V.

Date of Birth: 02 November 1910

Date of Death: 16 March 1975

Rank: First Sergeant

Years Served:
Charles V. Bomar

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Charles V. Bomar

1st Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 00420-45 (February 8, 1945)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Sergeant Charles V. Bomar (MCSN: 285948), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as First Sergeant of Company A, First Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guam, Marianas Islands, 22 July 1944.
Assuming command of a provisional platoon of men with the mission of assaulting a strongly contested ridge, First Sergeant Bomar succeeded in reaching the crest despite heavy enemy grenade and small arms fire which reduced his platoon to three men. Then, establishing and holding a position on the side of the ridge, he provided covering fire and enabled a reinforcing company to move into position with a minimum of casualties. During the attack, he personally killed four of the enemy.
By his inspiring leadership, determination and devotion to duty, he contributed materially to the annihilation of an enemy strong point which had been holding up the advance of an entire company, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316212   Created by: drjones46




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