A pacifist who felt obligated to serve his country!
A "New York Lawyer" from New England among Regular Army Officers!
Derisevely nicknamed "Galloping Charlie" at Camp Upton because of his slender figure and long
His unit was trapped for two days in a mini-Lost Battalion on Sept 28th!
Led only unit that made it's objective on Oct 2nd, and that is why they were trapped!
Argued with his superiors they would be trapped again, and then followed his orders explicitly!
Received Congressional Medal of Honor!
After war a national hero who:
Was declared one of the "three outstanding heroes of the AEF" by
A pall bearer for the opening of the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier!
Chairman of Red Cross Roll Call.
Probably burdened by war memories, request for help from soldiers and widows, and his "hero"
status, commited suicide 11/29/21!