William Charette

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Birthday
29, 1932
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 18, 2012 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1932
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Mar 18, 2012 (79)

About

U.S. Navy medic who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery in the Korean War.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Hospital Corps School at the Bainbridge, Maryland Naval Training Center and subsequently served at the Charleston, South Carolina Naval Hospital.

Trivia

He risked his life during an attack on his outpost in Korea by throwing himself on top of a patient to protect the patient from a nearby grenade explosion.

Family Life

His parents died when he was four years old, and he was raised by his uncle.

Associated With

He and Alexander Kelly were both recipients of the prestigious Medal of Honor.