Date of Birth: 1921
Place of Birth: Kansas
Father and Mother’s Names: Charles E. Fairman, Sr. and Mary M. Fairman
Date Entered Service: May 26, 1941
Service Branch: Army
Service Number: 0414062
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division/Company/Unit info: 3rd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Riley Connection: 1940 U.S. Census shows the Fairman family as living at 1020 Bertrand St. Charles graduated from Manhattan High School and was a letterman football player at both MHS and K-State.
Date of Death (and Age): July 10, 1943 (age 22)
Place of Death: TBD
Grave Location: Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.
Bio: Charles attended Manhattan High School, where he lettered in football. He went on to attend Kansas State College, graduating in 1941. He majored in physical education and was also a letterman and part of the starting line-up of KSC’s football team.