Local veteran honored for World War II service

POWDERSVILLE — Charles R. Myers, Sr. was honored on Saturday, November 28, for his World War II Service in the Naval Air Force Reserves.
Four medals, the American Campaign Medal, China Service Medal Extended, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, were presented to him along with the Navy Honorable Discharge Button/Pin awarded to Naval personnel and the Honorable Discharge Lapel Pin
“The Ruptured Duck,” which is the official emblem of Honorable Discharge for all service branches of all eras.
Myers was unaware of the medals until receiving copies of his service records in April.
 Myers joined the Naval Air Force Reserves at age 17 as an Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Aero Free Gunner. He was assigned to the heavy cruiser USS Los Angeles CA-135 which served in Cuba, Pearl Harbor HI, Western Pacific Ocean and China, until his discharge in June 1946.
After his service, he returned to Easley High School to complete his high school education.
Myers has lived in Powdersville since 1931.