Charles William "Chuck" Dunning (1923-1945)
MC Class: ex-1944
Years at MC: 1940-1943 (Freshman to Junior Years)
Hometown: Elmhurst, NY
Life at MC: Chemistry Major; "Talk of the Week" artist for Highland Echo (Sophomore and Junior), Art Club President (Sophomore), Theta Alpha Phi (National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity), Wrestling Team (Sophomore and Junior), Student Council (Junior), Manager of the Chatterbox, Track
Military Branch: US Marines
Military Unit: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marines Division (same as Augustin Limberg Brunson)
Medals Awarded: Purple Heart
Date Missing: N/A
Date of Death: 27 April 1945
Location of Death: Okinawa, Japan
Circumstances of Death: Killed instantly by a Japanese sniper after 27 days of fighting on Okinawa, Japan.
Burial/Memorial Information: Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117604208/charles-w-dunning)
Additional Information: In 1946, his parents established the Lt. Charles W. Dunning Memorial Scholarship Fund at Maryville College.
September 6, 1941 "Talk of the Week" Cartoon in the Highland Echo
1942 Art Club
1942 Wrestling Team
February 15, 1947 "Scholarship Established in Memory 'Chuck' Dunning" in the Highland Echo
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