Adkins, Charles, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
63X-Maintenance Supervisor
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1995-2011, 101st Sustainment Brigade
Service Years
1995 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sergeant First Class

Five Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
FOB Gamberi, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 2011
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cremated - ashes w/family

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division 101st Sustainment Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Air Assault BadgePathfinder Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division101st Sustainment Brigade
  1995-2011, 63X, HHC, Special Troops Battalion, 1st BCT, 101st Airborne Division
  1995-2011, 101st Sustainment Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. 1st Class Charles “Chuck” L. Adkins, 36, Clarksville, Tenn., was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Born Jan. 20, 1975, in Sandusky, Ohio, he was a son of Charles (Velvet) Adkins of Milan, Ohio, and Sheila (Richard) Good of Hudson, Mich.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Lewis and Nadine Browning of Harts, W.Va., Weltha Adkins of Inverness, Fla., and sister, Charlene Adkins.

A 1993 graduate of Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio, Adkins joined the U.S. Army in November 1995. Stationed out of Fort Campbell, Ky., Adkins was deployed to Afghanistan in November 2010, his third overseas tour during his 16 years in the Army. His two previous tours were in Iraq. His recent mission was to train Afghan soldiers at a base in the eastern part of the country. His career achievements include the Bronze Star, Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Service Defense Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Air Assault Badge, Path Finder Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. He attended Spring Creek Baptist Church.

Additional survivors include his wife of 14 years, Sarah Lane Adkins; sons, Garrhett Adkins and Gavin Adkins; daughters, Makayla Adkins, Mackenzie Adkins and Gabriella Adkins; and grandfather, Cecil L. Adkins of Milan, Ohio.

Memorial services will be held at 1 pm Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Mich., with Pastor Thomas Burke officiating.

A memorial fund has been set up at the First Federal Bank, 539 S. Meridian Highway, Hudson, MI 49247.

Local arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.

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