Charles E. Williams

Charles Edward Williams was called to his Heavenly home on 9 Nov 13, at the age of 69. He was born in Helena, Arkansas, on 8 Aug 44, to Edgar Lee and Catherine (Trainer) Williams. He enjoyed a childhood full of outdoor sports: swimming, diving, water skiing, fishing, hunting, baseball, and football. He attended Ouachita Baptist University on a football scholarship and also played baseball worthy of notice by professional scouts. He participated in ROTC and was graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

He became a helicopter pilot and flew Medevac for the 1st Cav. Div. in Vietnam, from 1968-1969, and was highly decorated for his service. In 1971 Charles married Janice Koltermann in San Antonio, TX. Charles served as a Platoon Leader in the 507th Med. Co. and was charged with moving the 4th Flight Platoon/507th Med. Co. and its aircraft from Ft. Sam Houston, TX to Ft. Sill, OK. At Ft. Sill he established aeromedical evacuation support for Reynolds Army Community Hospital, the Army Field Artillery School, and established Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) in the state of Oklahoma.

Charles was later diagnosised with Multiple Sclerosis but met the challenge with courage and determination continuing to move about in his powered wheel chair doing activities he enjoyed. One of the greatest joys in his life was coaching youth soccer. His teams, always called the Mustangs, won many tournaments and district or season championships. He had great talent in the field of developing young athletes. He was also a great Spurs fan.

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