Charles Serra, Consultant; Made Plea for Soldier
Harry Levins; Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Charles H. Serra, who rescued a fellow veteran from the obscurity of death, died himself Saturday (May 24, 1997) of cancer at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. He was 79 and lived in Brentwood.
Last week, Mr. Serra was interviewed for the Post-Dispatch about his last project - trying to ensure that somebody put a Memorial Day flag on the grave of a World War I veteran buried at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, on the city's southern edge.
Mr. Serra visited that cemetery each Memorial Day and noticed that the soldier's grave was always bare. He dug into Army records to research the life of the soldier, Cpl. Walter M. Blakely. He said he hoped that this Memorial Day, …
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