Charles Oropallo attended Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady, New York.
Charles lived with his grandparents in Loudonville, New York at that time.
When Charles was in high school he was part of the photography club for a while. He also ran track as a sprinter for a short time. Since he was not a sports enthusiast, he did not stay involved with sports as a rule.
Charles Oropallo left high school to join the Marine Corps when he was seventeen.