Mr. Powell was born on September 29, 1951 and passed away on March 3, 2012. Charles Robert was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam, where he received a purple heart as well as the Army Commendation Medal (ACM). The Commendation Medal is awarded to one “distinguishing oneself by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.” The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service, and for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy.
The Vietnam War was a daily struggle for Charles but he loved his country. He won multiple safety awards in his 20 year career in the oilfield industry. Charles was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
More remembrances of Robert:
“Robert was an avid sports fan, especially, baseball. His favorite team was the Braves. He played baseball from a child through his teens and made it to the minor leagues. He had a tender heart and was very giving to those in need. He was stationed in Germany, but he volunteered for Vietnam. Robert was eating out, and had his Vietnam hat on, as he very often did. A Police Officer saw him, walked to his table, told Robert he noticed his Vietnam cap, thanked him for his service to his country and paid for his meal. Robert was so proud of that, and I still am.” from his sister, Shirley