In addition to being a photojournalist,
he is also a Chief Petty Officer, USN (ret.), and a
member of Local 1066, International Longshoreman's Union
Charlie is a former U.S. Navy amateur
bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and Jr.
welterweight, 1948-1962 (30-0, 1 No Decision), appearing
in Boston, Rhode Island, Virginia, Cuba, Puerto Rico,
Haiti, Italy, France, Spain and various other ports at
Navy "smokers," on-base and shipboard. He declined
All-Navy competition to remain in rating for a Navy
career. Charlie was selected for appointment to Warrant
Officer in 1965 and retired in the permanent rank of
Chief Petty Officer in 1967. His sea assignments
included Cruisers and Destroyers and his shore duty
included Navy Recruiting and Navy Intelligence.
In addition to appearing in Boston's
Post-Gazette, "Punchlines" also appears in Ring Sports
(Reno), Boxing World (Ohio), and other newspapers and
Past Vice President, National Veteran Boxers
Past Regional Director, New England/New York,
Cauliflower Alley Club.
Past Vice President, V.B.A., International Ring FOUR
President, Vice President, Military Intelligence
Association of New England.
Present Mass. Representative, American Association for
the Improvement of Boxing (Headquartered at New York).
Present Trustee, So. Boston Sports Hall of Fame
Present Executive Board Member,
National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame (Boston
Present Co-National Historian, International Veteran
Present Member, Mass. State Boxing Commission and IBF/USBA
Inducted Member, V.B.A., Ring-4 Hall-of-Fame (1994).
Inducted Member, So. Boston Sports Hall-of-Fame (1995).
Inducted Member, World Boxing Hall-of-Fame, Los Angeles
Inducted Member, New Jersey Boxing Hall-of-Fame (2000).
Honorary Member, Washington, D.C. Boxing Hall-of-Fame.
Honorary Member, Rings ONE (Philadelphia) and
SEVENTY-TWO (San Francisco).
Honorary Member, Golden State Boxing Association (Los
Governor William Weld Appointee to Mass. Boxer's Fund
Board, 1997. Declined.
So. Boston St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall Award, 1991.
First President's Award, Ring-4, Veteran Boxers
Cauliflower Alley Club Honoree, Springfield, Mass.
>"Tommy Greb" Award, Boston (1994).
"Fr. Henry Bouchie Memorial Award for Sportsmanship,"
"Outstanding Boxing Writer's Award," presented by
Neutral Corner, Inc., Hartford, Conn. (1997).
"Media Man" Award, V.B.A., International Ring FOUR
ADDITIONAL BOXING MEMBERSHIPS
Inter Continental Boxing Council.
International Boxing Organization (I.B.O.).
International Boxing Hall-of-Fame, Canastota, N.Y.
International Prize Fighters Association.
MEMBERSHIPS, OTHER THAN BOXING
Top Three, Military Retired Association.
Branch THREE, Fleet Reserve Association.
TIN CAN SAILORS.
U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailor's Association.
National Chief Petty Officer's Association.
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 22, So. Boston.
V.F.W., Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Post 561, So. Boston.
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Division ONE,
Friend of Irish Freedom.
Boston Gaelic Fire Brigade.
So. Boston, Milton and Brockton Historical Societies.
Castle Island Association, So. Boston.
U.S. Lighthouse Society (Mass. Chapter).
National Counter Intelligence Corps Association.
Naval Intelligence Professionals (McLean, Va.).