Maj. Gen. Charles Cuprill (Ret., NG) Co. L WWII (Deceased 10/7/2011)

Maj. Gen. Charles Cuprill (Ret., NG)
Co. L WWII (Deceased 10/7/2011)
 
 
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Maj. Gen. Charles Cuprill Oppenheimer (Ret., NG), 95, was born on September 12, 1916 in Ponce, Puerto Rico and died on October 7, 2011.  During the 19th century, his family migrated to Puerto Rico; his father (Cuprill) was Flemish and his mother was named Oppenheimer.   Charles joined the ROTC program at the University of Puerto Rico and graduated in 1940.  During World War II, he was activated in the Army and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant serving in Co. "L" of the 65th Inf. Regt.  In 1946, he was discharged as a Major and continued his studies to obtain a law degree. During the Korean War, he served in Puerto Rico as the 3rd Battalion Commander of the National Guard's 296th Inf. Regt, eventually becoming the Commanding Officer of Henry Barracks where draftees were trained before being shipped to Korea.  He retired from the National Guard with the rank of Major General.  His many achievements during his illustrious career include:  Dean of the Pontifical Catholic University School of Law and Chairman of the Puerto Rico Electoral Reform Commission.  Submitted by William Feliciano, Esq.

Gen. Mayor Charles Cuprill Oppenheimer (Ret., NG), 95, nació el 12 de septiembre de 1916 en Ponce y murió el 7 de octubre de 2011. Durante el 19o siglo, su familia emigró a Puerto Rico; su padre (Cuprill) fue flamenco y su madre se llamaba Oppenheimer. Charles se afilió al programa ROTC en la Universidad de Puerto Rico y se graduó en 1940. Durante la 2da Guerra Mundial, fue activado en el Ejército y comisionado 2do Teniente en la Compañía "L" del 65 de Inf.  En 1946, se licenció como Mayor y siguió sus estudios en leyes.  Durante la Guerra de Corea, sirvió en Puerto Rico como Comandante del 3r Batallón en el Regto. 296 de Inf. de la Guardia Nacional finalmente convirtiéndose en el Comandante de Henry Barracks donde los reclutas eran entrenados antes de ser enviados a Corea. Se licenció de la Guardia Nacional con en rango de General Mayor.  Sus logros durante su ilustre carrera incluyen: Catedrático de la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad Católica Pontifical y Presidente de la Comisión de Reforma Electoral de Puerto Rico. Reportado por el Lcdo. William Feliciano.