Charles Minor Taylor, III
Charles, the son of Charles M. II, and Joan K. Richardson Taylor, brother of Julia J. Taylor of Little Rock Arkansas, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on May 8, 1967. His father, Charles II, at the outbreak of WWII, was called to Washington to the air-war planning section of Gen. Marshall's staff. He was transferred to London, where he was executive officer for operations on Jimmie Doolittle's 8th Air Army. He flew a B-15 in the first formation to cross the channel on D-Day. At the close of the war, he was involved in recovering American POWs in German prison camps. He retired as a colonel with numerous decorations, including the Legion of Merit, Croix de Guerre, and campaign stars for Sicily, Normandy, and northern France. He passed May 1, 1996. PFC Taylor's mother, Joan died Mar. 18, 1996. All are buriend in Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Kentucky. They are survived by daughter/sister, Julie.
On the eighth day of operation Foster, search elements of Company I encountered stiff resistance in the vicinity of
Phu Binh Village, in Dai Loc District. Contacts increased and additional Marine forces were deployed until the enemy
broke contact and withdrew.
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