World War II Veteran, Charles A. Eustis, 88, was living in Pittsburgh, PA in November of 1942 when he was drafted. His first active duty date was December 7, 1942. Charles, and three of his brothers served in Europe, he was in the Army Infantry and faced combat during his time there.
Charles served in the 1st Battalion HQ Co 376 Infantry 94th Division. He trained in Camp Phillips, Kansas; Maneuvers in Tennessee, Camp McCain in Elliott, Mississippi; Camp Shanks in the Town of Orangetown, NY and then spent 13 months in the European Theater of Operations. He was discharged after 2 years and 11 months.
On June 2, 2011 Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) honored high school valedictorians, salutatorians and students who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities from over 30 school districts in the 42nd Senate District in an all day event at the Capitol in Albany.