Charles Liteky

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Charles Liteky

Charles James "Charlie" Liteky (February 14, 1931 – January 20, 2017), formerly known as Angelo Liteky, was an American peace activist. He received the religious name Angelo as a member of a Catholic religious community of priests and Brothers, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He studied theology at their major seminary, located near Winchester, Virginia. He was ordained a priest in May, 1960. He served as a United States Army chaplain in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor, the U.S. highest military honor. He got the honor for carrying 20 wounded soldiers to safety during a 1967 battle while getting fired at by enemy soldiers. He was a Roman Catholic priest from 1960 until 1975. In 1986, he became the first person to give back the Medal of Honor.

Liteky was born in Washington, D.C. and joined the Army from Brooklyn, New York. He married Judy Balch in 1983.

Liteky died on January 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California. He was 85.[1]

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  1. "Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies". Dayton Daily News. January 21, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017.