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Obituaries > BANKS, CHARLES L.

Charles Banks, 73, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general who fought in World War II and was decorated for heroism in the Korean War, died of cancer Monday [February 22, 1988] in San Francisco.

Gen. Banks was awarded the Navy Cross for bravery in the Marine breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. His service in World War II included a tour on Guadalcanal.