Charles Henry Lankford was the son of Dailey Franklin Lankford and Nancy Sevier King. He was initially buried at Champigneul Cemetery at Chalons-sur-Marne, France and reburied at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges) France, Plot A, Row 29, Grave 61.
His brother Edwin K. Lankford was killed in action on 22 March 1944.
- Rank: Technical Sergeant
- Date of birth: 6 June 1912
- Date of death: 25 December 1944
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Athens
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 680th Field Artillery Battalion, 17th Airborne Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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