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Eugene and Charles Waite, World War II veterans and brothers

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Eugene W. Waite, PFC, 1st U.S. Army, June 1922-June 2007

Eugene Waite participated in D-Day on the Normandy beaches, and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in battle.

Mr. Waite was a native of Wheeling, Livingston County, Mo., and died in Springfield, Mo. He was buried with honors in a Wheeling cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen E. Owen Waite. Immediate survivors are Linda Waite Summers, Julie Ann Waite and Danny Eugene Waite, all of Springfield, and his only living sibling, Ivan L. Waite, of Raymore, Mo., U.S. Air Force 1950-1954 and U.S. Air Force Reserves 1955-1963.

Charles H. Waite, Lt. j.g., U.S. Navy, September 1920-March 1994

Charles Waite was a World War II navigator on PB4y-2 U.S. Naval Air Naval Submarine Patrol Aircraft in the Caribbean. He subsequently served as a naval instructor in the Special (electronic) Devices Division, and as a USNR officer while a graduate student at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Mr. Waite was also a civilian instructor and teacher at Metropolitan Community Colleges, Kansas City, Mo.

He was survived by wife Marjorie Bilyeu Waite (now deceased), son Barry Buel Waite, grandsons Derrick Charles and John Robert Waite, granddaughter Sarah Lynette Waite, and his only living sibling, Ivan L. Waite.

Submitted by: Ivan Waite

 

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