Charles T. Payne

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Charles Thomas Payne
Charles Payne greets his great-niece by marriage Michelle Obama (off frame) and his great nephew Barack Obama in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. (Payne's wife, Melanie Payne, is also off-frame.)
BornFebruary 20, 1925
Peru, Kansas, USA
DiedAugust 1, 2014(2014-08-01) (aged 89)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1943–1945
Unit89th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
RelationsMadelyn Lee Payne (sister)
Stanley A. Dunham (brother-in-law)
Stanley Ann Dunham (niece)
Barack Obama (grandnephew)
Michelle Obama (grandniece-in-law)
Other workUniversity of Chicago Library

Charles Thomas Payne (February 20, 1925 – August 1, 2014) was an American military personal. He served in the U.S. military during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division.[1] Payne was in the infantry that freed many Holocaust survivors from Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp.[2][3][4] Payne was the great-uncle of President Barack Obama.[5]

Payne died in Chicago, Illinois, aged 89.[6]

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  1. The 89th Infantry Division, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  2. Obama kin recalls liberating Nazi camp Archived 2008-08-21 at the Wayback Machine Great-uncle was appalled by what he witnessed July 23, 2008 Associated Press
  3. Carla K. Johnson Obama's great-uncle recalls liberating Nazi camp July 22, 2008 Associated Press
  4. Profile: Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne June 5, 2009 BBC News
  5. Steve Chaggaris Morning Bulletin: Friday, June 5, 2009 June 5, 2009 CBS News
  6. "Obituary: Charles Payne". Retrieved August 10, 2014.

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