Charles Brumaghim, the son of Harry and Katherine Brumaghim, was born on March 11, 1921, in Baltimore, Maryland. By 1925, he was a resident of Schenectady. After graduating from Mont Pleasant High School in 1940, he started working for General Electric.

In September 1942, Charles enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He completed his radio studies in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after completing his training in Florida. As a radio technician with the air transport command in India, Charles was sent to war in August 1943. He held the rank of Private First Class and served with the 132nd AAF Base Unit, ATC. On July 10, 1944, Charles lost his life in an aviation accident close to Kunming, China. He is buried in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie, New York.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry