Rogers, Charles Calvin
- Glenn Allen Knoblock
Korean and VietnamWar army officer and Medal of Honor recipient, was born in Claremont, West Virginia, the son of West Virginia natives Clyde Rogers Sr. and his wife Helen. While Charles Rogers's father supported his family by working as a coal miner, his son would have the opportunity to rise further. After graduating from high school, Rogers attended West Virginia State College, earning a B.A. in Mathematics. Interestingly, this hard working and practical young man also had a spiritual side and, despite his studies, had a desire to be a minister. However, his ministering career was soon put on hold and would not become a reality until years later after his retirement from the army.
While attending college Charles Rogers was a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC and upon graduating he subsequently gained an officer s commission when he joined the army at Institute West ...
A version of this article originally appeared in African American National Biography.