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October 11, 1924 - November 30, 2015

Age 91, Grand Junction, Colorado.

DEATH: November 30, 2015, at home in Grand Junction.

BIRTH: October 11, 1924, to Andy and Ruby Perez in Hotchkiss, Colorado.

MILITARY: United States Army, 1943 to 1945, and reenlisted in Germany until 1947. He served in WWII with the 82nd Airborne Infantry and was in the Battle of the Bulge. Chuck was called back to active duty for the Korean War Conflict where he was an instructor in Mine and Warfare at Fort Leonard Wood, MI. He was honorably discharged in 1951 as a Staff Sergeant. He received 3 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, the European Campaign Medal, and a Purple Heart.

HOBBIES: Family. Yard and his garden.

PAST EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OWNER: Irrigation specialist. Owner and operator of Chuck's Sprinkler Service in 1962.

AMONG SURVIVORS: Wife of 66 years Joveta "Jo" Perez, son David Ray (Blanca) Perez of El Paso, Texas, daughters Cinda Valdez (Sam) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Patty Fabrizio (Steve) of Fruita, Colorado, four sisters: Mary Griffith of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Georgie Walsh of Aurora, Colorado, Frances Bellgardt of Grand Junction, and Sophie Goff of Searchlight, Nevada, six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: 1 PM Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, Colorado.

(courtesy of "Cara")

Grave marker for Charles W. Perez in Plot 1D-L-10 of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction (Mesa county), Colorado.

Charles enlisted in the Army ca. November 1943.

On 18 September 1944 Pvt Perez was transferred from Hq 82nd AB Division. Leicester, England to Co A, 508th PIR.

He was promoted to Pfc on 1 January 1945.

Pfc Perez's military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945,

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