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Charles Thomas Payne
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Charles Payne greets his great-niece by marriage Michelle Obama (off frame) and his great nephew Barack Obama in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. (Payne's wife, Melanie Payne, is also off-frame.)
Born February 20, 1925
Peru, Kansas, USA
Died August 1, 2014(2014-08-01) (aged 89)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1943–1945
Rank Private
Unit 89th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Spouse(s) Melanie Payne
Relations Madelyn Lee Payne (sister)
Stanley A. Dunham (brother-in-law)
Stanley Ann Dunham (niece)
Barack Obama (grandnephew)
Michelle Obama (grandniece-in-law)
Other work University of Chicago Library

Charles Thomas Payne (February 20, 1925 – August 1, 2014) was an American military personal. He served in the U.S. military during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division. Payne was in the infantry that freed many Holocaust survivors from Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Payne was the great-uncle of President Barack Obama.

Payne died in Chicago, Illinois, aged 89.

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