Charles H Roan

In the Claude Cemetery; from Claude, take US 287 about .5 miles northwest, then take first County Road about 1 mile north to cemetery.

Lat 35.134391
Lon -101.381618

Marker Text:
Charles H. Roan
(Aug. 16, 1923-Sept. 18, 1944)
Winner, Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism during the Allied Forces’ invasion of Peleliu in the western Pacific, in World War II. On July 21, 1945, he was decorated posthumously by presentation of his medal to his mother, Armstrong County Treasurer, Mrs. Lillabel Roan, in Claude. A Navy destroyer in 1946 was christened with his name. Private Roan’s grave is in the Marine Cemetery, Peleliu Island. Recorded – 1970