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In Memory of

Charles Edward Brigham

March 15, 1932 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Charles Edward Brigham, CMSgt. (ret) passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday June 11, 2017. He was 87 years old.
Charles was born on March 15, 1932 to Floyd and Carrie Brigham. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1949 and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. During his 26 years active duty, he served his country honorably and received many awards including the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. His retirement lead to his civil service career at RAFB as a Communications Supervisor. After 16 years, he once...

Charles Edward Brigham, CMSgt. (ret) passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday June 11, 2017. He was 87 years old.
Charles was born on March 15, 1932 to Floyd and Carrie Brigham. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1949 and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. During his 26 years active duty, he served his country honorably and received many awards including the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. His retirement lead to his civil service career at RAFB as a Communications Supervisor. After 16 years, he once again retired but he always remained a soldier at heart. If he happened to be in ear shot of the AETC pilots doing flight drills from RAFB, Charles would say "that's the sound of freedom". He loved this country and was proud to be an American.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents and sister in law, Mary Brigham. Survived by his brother Richard Brigham, his wife of 64 years Doris, children Dale (Gail), Dawn (Rick) and Dana. He was a proud grandfather to 6 wonderful kids and great grandfather to 10.
Charles will be remembered as an incredibly, dedicated and supportive husband, father and friend. He was always there to provide encouragement, support and candid advice (often with a newspaper clipping) and guidance. He enjoyed reading his daily paper, breakfast at Los Arcos and La Villa, watching NASCAR and Jeopardy (he won millions).
Following Charles's wishes, the family is in the process of planning a private interment at Ft. Sam National Cemetery.