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Charles E. "Chuck" Orr, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Charles E. "Chuck" Orr, Jr., died February 20, 2011.

Charles was drafted in 1952 and commissioned after attending Infantry OCS in 1953. After an tour in Korea, he was assigned in 1954 to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii where he began competitive shooting. He was a member of a 1955 USARPAC Rifle Team and was selected to shoot with the "All" Army Rifle Team that won the 1955 Infantry Trophy Match at Camp Perry, Ohio. He also was a member of the USARPAC Rifle Team the following year and was subsequently assigned to the AMU in 1956. He shot on the Army's record setting 1957 National Trophy Rifle Team. After leaving AMU in 1959, he attended Airborne "Jump" School and was assigned to the Second Infantry Division where he commanded Company A, 701st Ordnance Battalion.

Charles earned a master's degree from American University, became an African foreign area specialist, and had assignments in Rhodesia and Ethiopia. Other assignments included logistics staff positions in CONUS and in 1969 he commanded the 2nd Maintenance Battalion in Phu Bai, Vietnam. After a Defense Intelligence Agency assignment in September 1972, he returned to AMU and was assigned as the Gunsmith Shop Officer. "Chuck" retired in June 1973 and then spent 22 years as a businessman in Scottsdale, Arizona.

During his military career, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, U.S. Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge, and the Presidents Hundred Tab.

Note: A complete listing of Army Awards and Decorations can be viewed at The Institute of Heraldry.

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