• Tracy, Sr., Charles S.
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Tracy, Sr., Charles S. (January 13, 2001)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Marine Corps
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • Marine Corps Other: V Amphibious Corps; Fleet Marine Force, Pacific


Col. Tracy served in the Marine Corps as a transport quartermaster on the staff of Gen. Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith during World War II, during which time he participated in the amphibious assaults of the Central Pacific Campaign. A graduate of Cornell, Col. Tracy enjoyed a career at Standard Oil Company, engaged in local politics, and stayed in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1971.  History Alive  History Alive '22