Navy Badge
  • Name: Charles Preston Middleton
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 8, 1925
  • Date of Death: February 5, 1990
  • Parents: Harry Middleton & Blanche (Cederstrom) Middleton
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MM3 (Machinist's Mate (General) Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: September 7, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: May 16, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Charles Preston Middleton
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: September 8, 1925
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: May 17, 1946 (after discharge)
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 130
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Harry Middleton, father, Marble, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Charles Middleton married Jean Hanson in 1949 in Minnesota. He was employed by Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company, retiring in 1981 as a foreman after 35 years of service. He served as the Marble, Minnesota City Clerk for 10 years. He was a member of the Canisteo Masonic Lodge No. 271 of Coleraine, Minnesota, and a member of the Marble American Legion Post No. 327.

    Charles died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cdemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 121). He is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons, David, Neal, and Wayde; three daughters, Gail (Dennis) Bowman, Alanna (Rodger) Brown, and Lori (Robert) Staydohar; one brother, Ralph; one sister, Betty Lusso; and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry in 1973; his mother, Blanche, in 1990; and one daughter, Diane.

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