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Charles Chester Gammill, 87

Posted: Friday, Nov 9th, 2012

MONTE VISTA Charles Chester Gammill, 87, was born Feb. 6, 1925 and died Oct. 27, 2012.

Charlie went to Sargent High School and carried a 3.5 grade point average and was an avid sports enthusiast. He lettered in football, basketball and track for three years.

He joined the service right out of high school and was on a supply ship in the Merchant Marines at the end of WWII. He retuned home and worked on the family farm in Sargent. He also worked in a tire shop.

When the Korean War came about and he was drafted. He could have fought the draft, as he had already served in WWII, but said, If my country needs me, Ill go. He went into the Army as a sergeant 1st class and fought the Koreans until the war ended.

Then he went to barber school and remained a barber for 43 years. Charlie loved to fish and he also enjoyed all sports, but most of all he loved the Denver Broncos. He was life member of the Elks Lodge # 2456 of Monte Vista and also a Past Commander of The American Legion post #53 James G. Hamilton Post.

Services were held at the Elks Lodge in Monte Vista at 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Arrangements are in the care of Strohmayer`s Funeral Home.

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