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HALE, CHARLES L., Age 80, of Irving, died Fri, 8/24/07 at his home. Visitation 5-7:00 p.m. Sun. Service 11 am, Mon., 8/27/07, Plymouth Park United Methodist Church. Interment: 1:00 p.m., Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery-Lane A.

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(The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 26 Aug 2007 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

Charles L. Hale died at his home August 24, 2007. He was born in Decatur, TN, August 9, 1927, the 7th child of Allen Thurman Hale and Hester Godsey Hale. He was graduated from Tyner High School, Chattanooga TN 1945. After serving in the US Navy from July 21, 1945 to August 13, 1946, he then served in the Navy Reserve to April 7, 1949.
   He joined the US Army on April 8, 1949 and served until August 31, 1968. He was commissioned 2LT at Fort Benning GA, August 1, 1951. He completed Airborne and Jumpmaster schools before being ordered to Korea. Following Korean duty he entered Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, NC. He graduated from Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS July 10, 1966. Following an unaccompanied tour to Korea he Commanded 7th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX. He retired from active duty on August 31, 1968 with the grade of Lt Col. His Military Decorations include Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Army Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, National Defense service with Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service, Korean Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. His badges include Master Parachutist and Glider.
   After retirement from the Army, he made his home in Irving. He was active in coaching at YMCA and the Irving Soccer League. He worked in management for Fox and Jacobs and Hale Management Systems. Organization he belonged to PPUMC and Namaste Sunday School Class for over 40 years, SAR, MOWW, MOAA, American Legion, VFW, and OCS Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife. Sarah Hale; children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stark, Major and Mrs. John Charles Hale, Margaret Elizabeth Hale; Sister Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Beavers, Mrs. Hugh Sherrill, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Goins, Mrs. Reba Pickman, Grand children Heather Talbert, Andreas Hale, Sarah Hale and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation was held 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home. Services were 11 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2007 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. Interment was 1 p.m., Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or MOWW (Youth Leadership) c/o Captain Rollie Stevens, 1919 Jesse Way, Corinth, TX 76210.

(The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 26 Aug 2007 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

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Grave marker for Charles L. Hale in Section 5 Site 346 of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas (Dallas County), Texas