Virginia Heroes

Charles Nance Major

Ensign, Navy

Born: February 24, 1915
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Entered: August 1, 1940
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 27, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart

Ensign Major served aboard the SS R P Resor when it was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-578.

He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and the University of Richmond where he earned his B.S. in business administration. Before entering midshipman’s training school at Northwestern University, he was employed by the Retail Credit Company.

His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing on the East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York.

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