George William Caudell – Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

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George William Caudell, 82, of Brandywine, Maryland, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Born in Homer, he joined the United States Army Air Force in 1943 during World War II and was an England-based gunner on a B-17.

In December, 1944, he was shot down over Berlin and taken as a prisoner of war. He was freed by the Russians from a prison camp near the Baltic Sea in May 1945. He later served in Vietnam and his final active-duty assignment was doing maintenance work on Air Force One. His decorations included the Purple Heart. Mr. Caudell retired with the rank of Air Force Chief Master Sergeant.

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he worked as a civilian for the Navy Department moving and disposing of aging aircraft.

Survivors include his late wife of 48 years, Eleanor Perreira Caudell; a son, Dale Caudell; a daughter, Linda Caudell-Feagan; two granddaughters; and a twin brother, Martin Julian Caudell.

Burial will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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CAUDELL, CHERI ANN D/O GEORGE W

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1960
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1960
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 38  SITE 3585 LL
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • DAUGHTER OF GW CAUDELL, T/SGT MAINT SQ ANDREWS AFB WASH 25 DC USAF

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