Ogdensburg Journal - Saturday July 15, 1944 Pvt Charles A. Casselman, Jr, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Casselman, 925 Franklin St., was killed in action in Italy on June 19, according to a telegram received by his parents from the War Department this morning.
In the last letter received by his parents, which was dated June 16, Pvt Casselman told them of passing through the city of Rome and that they were steadily advancing north. Nothing more was heard from him until this morning when they received the telegram signed by Adj. General Ulio, informing them that their son had been killed in action.
Pvt Casselman was born in this city Sept 11, 1924, son of Charles A and Jennie Burnside Casselman. He attended the local schools and graduated from the Ogdensburg Free Academy in June 1943. While a student in the grade schools and in junior high school he was a valued member of the carrier staff of the Ogdensburg Journal and his dependability and good nature made him one of the most liked carrier boys on the staff. During high school he played on the basketball team and was a member of the safety patrol.
He was inducted into the army on Sept 16, 1943, son after graduation and after training at Fort McClelland, Ala and Fort George G Meade, Md, he was sent overseas on Feb 21, 1944. He was attached to the 141st Infantry of Mark Clark's Fifth Army and later transferred to the Thunderbird Division. The hundreds of young friends of Pvt Casselman, who was better known as Chuck, will join with the Journal staff in expressing their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Surviving besides his parents are twin brothers, Malcolm and George, both serving in the United States Navy, and one sister, Patricia at home. Also an aunt, Miss Margaret Burnside who resides at the family residence.