Virginia Heroes

Charles Robert Thomas

Officer's Cook, Third Class, Navy

Hometown: Staunton
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 2, 1942
Died In: Atlantic Ocean
Awards: Purple Heart

OC3c Thomas was serving aboard the USS Cythera (PY-26) while it was escorting a Russian tanker in the Atlantic Ocean. It sunk by a torpedo off the coast of North Carolina.

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