Website Draped in Black to Honor Brother Charles Hughes
Camp Order 2018-2
8 November 2018
1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of longtime Ben Harrison Camp Member Charles Hughes.
Born 29 May 1923 Brother Hughes was a veteran. He enlisted with the Army Air Corps and served during WWII as a gunner SGT on a B25. He was recalled for the Korean War in 1950. In October 2014, he was able to participate in the Honor Flight to recognize his service in WWII.
Charlie was a past president for the Historic Connersville Blue and Gray Civil War Round Table, and he also belonged to the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table, Sons of the Veterans of the Civil War, American Legion, VFW, and Amvets. He was also a member and past president of Kiwanis. He served on the City Cemetery Board for 32 years; putting flags on veterans’ graves every year. In 2014, he was honored with a bench in the city cemetery for his efforts to maintain veterans’ graves for 30 years. Charles was a member of Historic Connersville and enjoyed sharing Connersville history with anyone who would listen. He was named Citizen of the Year in 2015. He was a member of the Fayette County Genealogy Association and the Indiana Historical Society. He also served as Connersville Township Constable for 28 years.
He passed on Saturday, 13 October 2018, in Connersville, Indiana.
The funeral service was held at 11:00am on Saturday, 20 October 2018. Burial with graveside military honors presented by the Fayette County Honor Guard was in Dale Cemetery
2. I Order that the Ben Harrison Camp No. 356 Web Site and Camp Charter of Ben Harrison Camp No. 356 be draped, and that all Camp brothers attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badges in honor of Brother Hughes. This Order shall remain in effect for 30 days from this date.
Ordered this 8th day of November 2018.
James M. Floyd, Jr.
Ben Harrison Camp No. 356
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Ben Harrison Camp No. 356, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War