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Pvt Charles Milton High IV

Born: May 19, 1989 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Died: August 17, 2010 in Kunar, Afghanistan

Pvt. Charles M. High, IV of Albuquerque, New Mexico was known best as Charlie. He attended Eldorado High School where he participated in the orchestra, the track team and Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps. He also attended the New Mexico Military Institute. Growing up, he enjoyed camping, and being in the Boy Scouts, each year he greatly anticipated the Pinewood Derby with the scouts. It was during his formative years that Charlie realized that he wanted to serve his country. He entered the Army in June of 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in October of 2007. He leaves his mother, Kimberlea Johnston, and his father and stepmother, Charles and Sherri High, his siblings, Eddie, Amber, Cierra and Karlie Johnston and Jonathan, and his fiancee, Maggie Jo. An accomplished viola player, he was a member of the Albuquerque Youth Orchestra. Charlie also played guitar by ear. He died at age 21 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device caused a military vehicle roll-over.
1st Battalion
327th Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Santa Fe National Cemetery in Sante Fe, New Mexico – Sec U Site 128

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  1. September 10th, 2011 at 18:13 | #1

    The following message was left for Pvt Charles M. High IV on September 10 2011 from Madeline Wolk;
    “A flag of honor was placed in Bridgeton NJ on Sept 10, 2011 in rememberance of Pvt. Charles M. High, IV, US Army, his sacrifice has not been forgotten.”

  2. November 11th, 2011 at 20:34 | #2

    The following message was left for the High family on November 11, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. from Tom Womack.
    “Just want to thank the High family and Charles Milton High IV for their sacrifice and my freedom.”

  3. cmontoyaval
    August 26th, 2012 at 19:05 | #3

    Yesterday I met Sherri High and learned of her son. It was as if I was drawn into her store to hear her story, and she mine. I would like to thank her for sharing her story with me, and I’m so glad to have met her. I read about her son here and want to thank Charles for protecting us and serving our country with honor. He is a true Hero! To his family, my heart and prayers go out too all of you. It is difficult to loose a son at such a young age. Again, PVT Charles Milton High IV, THANK YOU for protecting us. You will never be forgot.
    Celeste Valentine

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