Charles Liteky, American military chaplain and peace activist, Died at 85

Charles James “Charlie” Liteky was born on February 14, 1931, and died on January 20, 2017.

He was formerly known as Angelo Liteky.

He was an American peace activist.

Liteky served as a United States Army chaplain in the Vietnam War and was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

After he became a Roman Catholic priest, Liteky received the award for braving intense fire to carry 20 wounded soldiers to safety during a 1967 battle.

Liteky, later left the priesthood, became a social activist, and in 1986 renounced his Medal of Honor.

Charles Liteky passed away at 85 years old.