OBITUARY

Charles Denis Mohrle

April 12, 1921May 7, 2013

Burial arrangements under the direction of Calvary Hill Cemetery.

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Charles Denis Mohrle

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Jean Bollinger

February 12, 2014

For me, listening to Captain Mohrle's P-47 presentation came via "The Veteran Tales Project." Thankfully we have his story to treasure and pass on. It was my privilege to wear the Presidential Unit Citation he and the 510th FG, 8th USAF won as a crew chief with the 510th TFS years later.

Robert Tate

August 20, 2013

A second entry from me...I've posted on FB a youtube video of Charles giving his lecture, and I've been encouraging people to watch it. While talking abut that video to a friend, I told her this: I never tired of listening to him. And the great part was so many of the folks who were also listening(at the museum), were young people; those kids hung on every word, and when Charlie was done they clustered around him, taking pictures and getting hugs. I think those kids were just starving for "the real thing", and Charlie gave that to them. Charles WAS the real thing.

Robert Tate

August 19, 2013

I was fortunate enough to have met Mr. Mohrle several years ago at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field. When the Collings Foundation would fly their warbirds in I was always there to see them...and I always stayed to listen to Mr. Mohrle's lecture on life as a P-47 pilot in WWII Europe.

I'm going to miss you Mr. Mohrle. Thank you for your service to our country.

Heather Dickie

June 26, 2013

I met Charlie at the Frontiers of Flight Museum's Beat The Heat event in July 2012. I was researching ideas for marketing of the Museum's Living History program and was told his story was "not to be missed." I thought I'd spend 15 minutes with Charlie, then move on. Forty-five minutes later I came back to the present. Charlie had taken me into his P-47 and we'd been flying missions over France and Germany. It was an incredible experience. That is how I met and knew Charlie, as one of the storytellers at the Museum.

Waldo Martin

June 18, 2013

Charlie was my neighbor for nine years and I was proud to count him as a friend. When my wife, son and I moved moved into our first home, he was the first person on the street to introduce himself. From then on, whenever we needed a helping hand or some practical advice, Charlie was there for us. In the mornings, he would always come out his front door to raise our nation's flag. At sundown, he would come out again to roll it back up for the next day. It was a gesture that left no doubt of his deep and heartfelt patriotism. Being a student of World War II history, I was lucky to hear first-hand accounts of his experiences, always in his humble but straightforward manner. In 2001, we made a trip to Normandy and were able to visit many of the places he had talked to us about, including the little town where his squadron had been stationed after the invasion. We brought him back the pictures and he seemed truly moved. It was our small way of honoring his service. We will always remember him. Rest in peace, Charlie.

Joe Milkes

May 13, 2013

Charlie,

I was very sorry to read about your dad's passing. My sincere condolences.

Lynnora Ratliff

May 12, 2013

Charlie and Dottie were the first
to visit me when I moved onto their street in 2000. We became friends, and they were
the personification of "good neighbors". Charlie taught us about real courage, wisdom and charity in both word and deed. It has been an honor to know him.

Susan Blackburn

May 12, 2013

Charlie and Dottie were the first people I met when I moved on my block across the street from them. They were delightful and I counted them as true friends. I spent many hours walking across the street just to visit with them - they were full of life. When Dottie dies in 2001, Charlie kept walking a life full of dignity and still giving to his community. He truly served his country and his stories of all that he went through were amazing. I miss him so much already - he was a true hero and a man who took interest in so many people and treated all with respect - he will be missed by so many. He led a life that should be immulated.

Susan Blackburn

Michael Litvin Jr

May 9, 2013

Charlie was a special person who just loved to tell his story as a Fighter Pilot in WW II at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. When I would give tours and have my group stop at Charlie's, he was always happy to see them and tell them his story. Many times I would have the people get up and give him a hug with tears in their eyes. Charlie you will be missed by everyone at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

May 9, 2013

Charlie, Marilyn and I met at the Frontiers of Flight Museum several years ago. Charlie had a positive influence on many, many people...he could be direct and to the point. Charlie encouraged me to play Wiley Post, the famous aviator. Post was Charlie's hero as a kid. Charlie gave me information about Post that is used in my Living History portrayal at FOFM.

The best phone call Marilyn, Charlie and I had was on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

We love you Charlie,

Tim and Marilyn