Private First Class Charles H. Black was born in 1926. He was the son of France and Hester Black. He had two brothers, Clyde Black and Paul L. Black. He lived in Knoxville with his parents; brothers; maternal grandparents, Tom and Annie Patterson; and aunts, Etta Patterson and Martha Davis.

Private First Class Black enlisted in the military on April 25, 1944 in Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He served in the European theater in the 262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Monday, December 25, 1944. He is memorialized at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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