Pvt Charles Milton High IV
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.
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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