From a contemporary press report:
Charles Irvin Everett Sr., beloved father, husband, soldier and gentleman, passed away Friday, March 5, 2004.
Charles Sr. retired from the United States Army after 31 years of loyal and dedicated service. He served in World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, laying petroleum pipelines along Burma-Stilwell Road with the 778th Pipeline Engineers. After that, he helped with the reconstruction of Germany after World War II with the 333rd Engineers and the Marshal Program rebuilding railway bridges over the Rhine River.
He then served two tours in Korea with the Eighth Army. Once again he served as an active duty advisor to the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard, and at Fort Lee. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 864th Engineers from 1965 to 1968.
His last duty assignment was as Command Sergeant Major at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. His many military awards are too numerous to mention, but as his battalion commander from Vietnam said, “He was a soldier and a gentleman.”
We will miss you, father. Survivors include his wife, Frieda; his two sons, Michael and Charles; and his daughter, Kari.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors.
EVERETT, CHARLES IRVIN SR
CSM US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/12/1940 – 07/12/1970
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/02/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 03/05/2004
DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/27/2004
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 2928-A-2
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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