Father Charles Joseph Watters
(January 17, 1927 – November 19, 1967)

The fourth principle of the Knights of Columbus is Patriotism.  Our Assembly chose the name “Father Charles J. Watters Assembly” to honor the achievements and sacrifices of this distinguished priest and patriot.   Fr. Charles Joseph Watters was killed in action at Dak To during a voluntarily extended tour of duty in Vietnam.  Sadly, his life was lost due to friendly fire while saving many lives.  The picture on the left may well be the last one taken of this true American hero.  His memory lives on in our Assembly.

Among the honors bestowed on Fr. (Major) Charles J. Watters was the posthumous receipt of the Medal of Honor.  “Fr. Charlie”  is listed on panel 30E line 36 of the Vietnam Memorial Virtual Wall.

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The Fourth Degree Emblem

  Spiritually, the sacred symbols on the emblem typify the union of the Three Divine Persons in one Godhead, the most Blessed Trinity.
The Globe – God the Father, Creator of the Universe.
The Cross – God the Son, Redeemer of Mankind.
The Dove – God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of Humanity. 
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