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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