Charles W. Loving
USS West Virginia
Charles W. Loving, Macninist Mate 3/c, born July 15, 1924, Roseland, VA, graduated high school and attended technical courses. Joined the USN March 8, 1944; and was stationed aboard USS West Virginia; and later the USS Atlanta.
Memorable experiences include Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima and the Philippines. Discharged June 8, 1946, with rank of MM3/c. Received the Asiatic-Pacific Award, WWII Victory Medal, etc. Married Earlean and has two children and four grandchildren. He worked as a police officer and vice president of Lynchburg Gas Co. He enjoys fishing, golf and gardening.
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