In Memoriam: Charles Frainie

From the Sun:

    Charles A. Frainie, a writer and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Hixson, Tenn. He was 81.

    Born and raised in Baltimore County’s Rodgers Forge neighborhood, Mr. Frainie graduated from Loyola High School in 1943.

    He enlisted in the Army Air Forces and served as a tail-gunner on a B-24 bomber. In 1944, his plane was shot down over Germany. He escaped to England with the help of French underground forces, said his son Mike Frainie of Reisterstown.

    After the war, Mr. Frainie worked at various posts around the world for the Air Force. During the Vietnam War, he wrote for Stars and Stripes, befriending fellow journalist Dan Rather, according to his son.