Charles Sutton, Vet of 2 Wars, Dies in Service

Chief Petty Officer Charles Baluvelt [sic] Sutton of Sayre, veteran of two World Wars, died Sunday in the Naval hospital at Jacksonville, Fla., according to word received by his wife Mrs. Charlyn Sutton of Sayre and his father, Leon Sutton of Waverly.

Chief Sutton spent many years in the U.S. armed services. Prior to World War I, he served three years in the U.S. army in Hawaii, and then two years as an instructor in the Engineers at West Point.

In World War I, he was with the 77th Division in service overseas. At the outbreak of World War II, he volunteered for service in the Seabees and later was transferred to the navy, and served during campaigns in Africa and Italy, and in the invasion of Normandy.

He was enroute to the Pacific when he was stricken, after having spent a 5 day leave at his home here. He was taken to the Jacksonville Naval hospital where he succumbed.

In addition to his wife and father, Chief Sutton is survived by a son, Charles, and a daughter, Marion, both of Sayre, at two brothers Frank of Elmira and Ahral of Savannah, Ga.

Burial will be made in Arlington National cemetery, Washington, with full military honors.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, March 20, 1945.

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