Rolen, Charles, LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
1121-Plumbing and Water Supply Specialist
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 1121, MAG-32
Service Years
1961 - 1965

Lance Corporal

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine LCpl Charles Rolen (Butch).
Contact Info
Home Town
Swain County, NC
Last Address
115 Bancroft Rd. Gaffney S.C.

Date of Passing
Jun 14, 2012
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Broad River Leathernecks; Detachment 1194American LegionPost 3447, Wild Cat Post
  2003, Marine Corps League, Broad River Leathernecks; Detachment 1194 (Associate Member) (Gaffney, South Carolina) [Verified]
  2007, American Legion [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3447, Wild Cat Post (Member at Large) (Gaffney, South Carolina) [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
After 24 years as a street medic Iam enjoying retirement, spending time with my grandson's Stormy and Hammer. Raising goats, pigs, chickens, and calves. Have two great pyrness one female,one male who is available for stud. Life is good to me.
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Marine 4 Life Director for Broad River Leathernecks. Contact
Lance Corporal Charles Richard "Pawpaw Butch" Rolen, 69, 115 Bancroft Road, Gaffney, died at home June 14, 2012.

A native of Swain County, N.C., he is the husband of Barbara Batchler Rolen of the home and a son of the late Charles Cramer and Zenia Gladys Smith Rolen.

He was a member of Mt. Whitaker Baptist Church in Blacksburg, S.C. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1961-1965. He was a Life Member of the Marine Corps League, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the American Legion. He was a retired paramedic having worked with Upstate Carolina Medical Center for 22 years.

In addition to his loving wife, Barbara, he is survived by one son Daniel Turner III and wife, Ashley, of Blacksburg, S.C.; three daughters - Tabitha Harrison and husband, Bill, of Gastonia, N.C.; Abigail Rolen of Gastonia, N.C.; and Ellen Owen and husband, Michael, of Blacksburg, S.C. Eight grandchildren - Ashley Adams, Amber Adams, Katie Francis and Holden "Stormy" Rolen all of Gastonia, N.C.; Charles "Hammer" Rolen of the home; and Marilyn Turner, Clay Turner and Denny Turner all of Blacksburg, S.C. Two great-grandchildren - Caiden Lee Adams and Azrial Adams both of Gastonia, N.C. Three brothers - Thomas Rolen and wife, Danette, of Pigeon Forge, Tn.; Steve Rolen and wife, Nancy, of Gastonia, N.C.; and Joe Rolen of Dallas, N.C. One sister - Rose Worley and husband, Eric, of Gastonia, N.C.

Pawpaw was respected and loved by his family, many friends and co-workers. He enjoyed fishing, farming, baseball(he was an avid Chicago Cubs fan), riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his wife and family. He enjoyed singing in the choir and worshiping with his Mt. Whitaker Church Family.

Respecting his wishes, no funeral service was held. 
Burial: Unknown
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1961, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 348
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)2nd Combat Engineer BnMAG-32
  1961-1964, 0352, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)
  1964-1964, 1121, 2nd Combat Engineer Bn
  1964-1965, 1121, MAG-32
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
 Colleges Attended
Greenville College
  1983-1983, Greenville College
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