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Charles David Wells, 26, died May 2, 2011, in Anchorage.

Charles was born in Anchorage Sept. 19, 1984. He grew up and attended grade school here. He had the opportunity to live in Hong Kong for a year as a foreign exchange student during his junior year of high school. He went to school for four years in Pennsylvania at the Milton Hershey School.

Charles completed two years of college. He served our country for four years during his active duty in the U.S. Army, where he received a special award for his good conduct. He was a member of the Theta Xi Fraternity and a Carnegie Mellon Alumni.

Charles loved the art of communication and practiced debate. He was interested in politics, philosophy and technology and was an avid reader.

Charles is survived by his mother, Theresa Sweaney; father, Robert Dean Wells; brother, Robert Daniel Wells; sister, Christine Wells Baue and family; grandmother, Jeanne Wells; aunt, Brenda Wells; grandparents, Charles and Judith Sweaney; grandmother, Elizabeth McAleavey; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

His family says of him: "Charles was child-like in his openness to the world around him, his loyalty to those he loved, and his passion for learning. His heart was pure and tender, perhaps too much for this world. Although sorely missed, his family is happy his soul has found rest in the arms of God."

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, P.O. Box 243302, Anchorage 99524.

A graveside service with honors was held for him May 6, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes, Bragaw Chapel.




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Published in Anchorage Daily News from May 6 to May 12, 2011.
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September 21, 2018
To Charles' family:

I knew Charles from Milton Hershey School, we graduated in the same class in 2003. He was funny, super smart, and always kind. This weekend is our 15th class reunion and although Charles won't be there with us, he and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. As we all gather for homecoming, we'll be having a small memorial to honor Charles and the other members of our class whom we've lost along the way. I pray you can find a small sliver of peace in knowing that even way over in Hershey, PA he has not been forgotten.

On behalf of our class -- RIP, fellow Milt.
ADRIENNE CAULK
April 27, 2016
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Carol Sweaney
April 27, 2016
Charles, i dont even remember calling u that. You were the little brother of my best friend so many years ago. When i sit here thinking of Christine and your mother, my thoughts fall to you. We shared so many things in common and even both lived in hawaii, far away from the things we knew. Your memory comes to me when i feel weak and alone and i find the strength to continue on, not just for me but for my family and the ppl who depend on me. You were such a goofy little kid who impacted me in ways i never realized and still to this day. You are missed little one!
Karen Robertson
April 26, 2016
Charles' 2001-02 school year in Hong Kong
I am grateful to Chris, one of Charles' AFS friends from their year in Hong Kong together, for sharing this and other photographs with me recently. Go to Charles' Facebook site to view the other photos... I'll be posting them there soon. It is less than one week of the 5th anniversary of his passing, and I think about him a lot at this time of year especially the month leading up to his death. Thank you to all those who knew him who still contact me from time to time. It means so much to me. Thank you!
Charles' mom, Teri
November 12, 2015
never met my nephew in person, find it hard to believe that he is no longer with us, brings tears to my eyes, rest in peace my good friend.
charles sweaney
June 29, 2015
Thinking of Charles and his family. I feel like I get to know him better with each update. What a beautiful way to honor his memory, Teri. Loving you & appreciating what a wonderful mom you are.
Sharon Thompson
June 28, 2015
susan gasper
May 20, 2015
He had his arm across his chest, lots of laughter that night.
Charles I think of you often and not because of anything in particular. However, the other day when on FB there was a picture of your brother Robert, and I saw you looking back at me. It was his eyes, they looked like yours, the way you squint. The fun we had the night of your Prom will always be special, since you got there first, please prepare the way for all of us that will follow. It is a big job, but I know Napoleon can do it! Love you much.
Grandma Sweaney
May 20, 2015
So genuine. So pure. Impossible to forget.
May 19, 2015
5th Annual Anchorage Out of the Darkness Walk 2015... remembering our loved ones lost to suicide
Teri Sweaney
April 23, 2015
I just found out about your passing TODAY.
I remember when you came to Milton Hershey. We spent many nights at the Old Senior Hall just talking for hours. You were so intelligent and I loved talking with you because just talking with you made me think and speak on a different level. You spoke with stars in your eyes, and was so excited about life. I never forget those nights at Old Senior Hall. I'm so sorry we lost you. My heart hurts. I wish I could hug you one last time.
Melissa Kelman
January 8, 2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Charles when my brother was stationed with him in Hawaii. My first and lasting impression of him was how incredibly smart he was. I was telling a friend just today about a drink that they had in Hawaii that I used to like, and it reminded me of Charles because he was the one that introduced me to it. Charles was a great man, and he is sorely missed by many.
Myka
November 17, 2014
It's not very often that time goes by without me not thinking about and remembering you. Our platoon photo sits on my desk and I remember all the long talks we used to have whenever I made checks in the barracks. You were a very funny guy when your had the floor with all your crazy jokes. Man, did we have fun. You are always missed.
November 9, 2014
I love you man, with Veterans Day right around the corner all I can think about is how YOU were there for me after my knee surgery. Coming in my room with stories and jokes cheering me up. I miss you and will always love you Wells.
Eran Paesachov
May 3, 2014
I sure miss,i love u very much.R.I.P. Davey,love ur aunt brenda
brenda mcaleavey
May 2, 2014
Today was your third anniversary in heaven, Charles. You were thought of, and are exceedingly missed. As a youth, your laugh and joy were infectious, and your corny jokes were something else! There was no guile in you. You were a gentle and loving boy, and you were always looking out for your mother. I miss you so much, with all my heart, times infinity. Mom
Mom
May 2, 2014
It's been three years now since you graduated from this place. Like a friend
told me once, you left the classroom of life...and I am still a student. It doesn't feel so impossible anymore. I experience intermittent joy again now, but life is changed without you in it. I miss you, sonny boy.
Mom
April 5, 2013
The days are getting longer with the feel of spring in the air, and the 2nd anniversary of your leaving us is soon approaching. I still have tears, but they are less bitter now. I can see colors again. Yet my heart still yearns for you, and I look forward to the time I'll see you again. I love you sonny boy. Mom
Teri Sweaney
March 15, 2013
My sweet lil' cousin Charles, I'm so sad I didn't get to know you. You are so handsome and so very brave. I love you. I'll see you one day in heaven and hug you. Heck, Im hugging you right now in my spirit. *squeezes.you.tight* Love, your big cousin Jules
Julie Spangler-Williams
March 12, 2013
I still miss you, you know. Immensely. There is no one like you in all the world. People told me that I would start noticing people that look like you, but I haven't yet.
Teri Sweaney
September 25, 2012
Talkeetna River, Alaska
Our second of Charles' birthdays without him (September 19) ~

Happy birthday precious one. This is our second of your birthdays without you here. Your dad, brother, grama Jne & Gene, Larry & I sprinkled your ashes today into your favorite river. It was a fitting day, with tears falling from heaven joining with our own. The boxes I made in my grief therapy session representing your life before the illness and after...we all wrote stuff to put inside, and released it on the river as well.

Afterwards, we were going to have lunch at the Roadhouse, but Rob wanted to try the micro-brews across the street there, so we switched plans. Grama, Larry, and I played a game of 10,000 in your honor, each putting down a quarter on the game the way you and I used to. To top the day off, I had an ice cream cone on the drive home, ice cream being your favorite thing for birthdays instead of cake! I wish you had been here in person to celebrate your birthday with us. We love you so much and we miss you more than words can express.

Love,
Mom
Teri Sweaney
September 10, 2012
Even though I was very young when I knew Charles, I will never forget him. He was always happy to see everyone. By far one of the most intelligent young men I have ever met. He is a shining example of how to treat others. I pray you will find a way through in this time Teri. Be strong.
Adam Thornton
September 10, 2012
I light a candle today in memory of you and join with others around the world today in promoting a message of hope and help...to learn the signs and how to help those in crisis. Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Teri Sweaney
August 2, 2012
For those desiring to visit his grave site, Charles' ashes are interred at Fort Richardson National Cemetary, Section FF, Plot 87.
Teri Sweaney
July 31, 2012
Although I haven't met Charles,as an MHS alum,I feel we lost a brother who was a passionate,intelligent young individual. May Peace and Love surround your family and good thoughts never diminish.
Gary Kuhns '65
July 30, 2012
Dear Teri,

I am so sorry for the loss of your young son. I found your page when I was viewing a friend's obituary, and saw a picture of your son's grave site at a national cemetery pass by in a slide show. I am very familiar with such pictures because my baby brother was killed at 26 in the military. I wanted to write you a note to let you know how sorry I am for your loss, and also to let you know about TAPS, www.taps.org, a wonderful organization that provides free grief support for anyone who has lost a loved one who served our country, regardless of how or when he or she died. The organization really helped me deal with my loss. I will continue to think of you and your son, and want you to know that I appreciate your son's service to our country.
Gina Steele
July 20, 2012
Getting to spend time with your paternal grandma this last week was--is always--special. We both miss you with all our hearts. There we sat together in the middle of the Denny's restaurant, crying our eyes out. It has been more emotional for me as of late, because of sorting boxes of old paperwork and finding memories of you. I love you baby.
Teri Sweaney
March 5, 2012
You were always a good person charles...a better person than alot of us. You were a good listener, someone others could talk to an receive advise from. We had some good times, an some times where i made you as confused as all get out. It was a horrible shock to me when i learned this had happened...to know one of us was gone from this world...i can only hope that you have found the peace you so richly deserve for all you have done for all of us here. It may not be soon, or even years from now, but we'll meet again old friend, an when we do, i hope i can hold my head up high when we do an that i can share with you some great stories. Rest in peace, an know you left this world just alittle bit better for being in it.
Kyle Dunmire
March 2, 2012
Charles, Unfortunately the alumni association at Milton Hershey School only recently found out about your very untimely passing. You and I shared a few classes way back in the 1999-2000 school year. You used to get on me about not working to my ability. You were right. This world lost a great person when you died, and I will push to make sure that all your friends at MHS know about this guest book so that they can too can offer condolences. You won't be forgotten.

MHS, c/o 2004
Robert Pugh
February 24, 2012
Missing You

No words I write can ever say,
How much I miss you every day.
As time goes by the loneliness grows,
How I miss you, nobody knows!
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
But all I have are memories and photos in a frame.
No one knows my sorrow. No one sees me weep.
But the love I have for you,
Is in my heart to keep.
I've never stopped loving you—I know I never will.
Deep inside my heart, you are with me still.
Heartaches in this world are many,
But mine is worse than any.
My heart still aches as I whisper low,
"I love you and I miss you so."
The things we feel so deeply, are often the hardest things to say.
But I just can't keep quiet any more, so I'll tell you anyway.
There is a place in my heart, that no one else can fill.
I love you so, my precious child
And I always will.
~ Author unknown
Teri Sweaney
December 27, 2011
Hi hon. I miss ya. Been enjoying the Stevie Nicks music... not the one you recommended so much, because it hits me hard, though I have practically worn that album out by now; but I have branched out to some of her other music now. Never really listened to her stuff before you suggested it. Love you baby.
Teri Sweaney
December 11, 2011
15th Worldwide Candle Lighting December 11, 2011. All around the world, parents who have lost a child at any age are encouraged to light a candle at 7 pm in their time zone with the thought that the light of these candles moves around the globe—this can be done in the privacy of your home or in the company of others. Here is a link to the TCF website about the event: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/News_Events/Special-Events/Worldwide_Candle_Lighting.aspx

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.
Teri Sweaney
December 10, 2011
You were such a great person. Always knowing how to brighten a day. So much positive things can be said for hours. Gone to soon but never forgotten. ~who will I enjoy my 1st visit to see the northern lights with now :(~ R.I.P. Charles
Kim Grant
December 10, 2011
So many great things can be said about you. You always knew how to brighten a day. Thanks for being such a great person. ~You promised me northern lights though :(~ R.I.P. Charles *Gone but never forgotten*
Kim Grant
November 28, 2011
Miss you bro. Great story at chapel talking about the "gao" while over seas. You are in our thoughts.
Chris Day
November 24, 2011
We lost a good one with you Charles, I'll always be in awe of your smarts. I hope you're doing well wherever you are, and I'm sure you're giving them hell too ;)
Carly Gates (Wahl)
November 21, 2011
Miss you buddy.
Thomas Gaskill
October 23, 2011
Philosophy/Favorite Quotations
"Degradation is worst then death"
- Stonewall Jackson
- FM 7-22.7
Charles' Facebook, Info page
Teri Sweaney
October 23, 2011
Charles, at Fort Leonardwood, with his sister Christine and little nephew Patrick -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOCKT-6-ua8&feature=share
Teri Sweaney
September 26, 2011
man i remember we always used to argue over which branch was better haha ud dog on the af and id bust up the army haha it was all in good fun i miss ya man! wish we could talk still luv ya
john mcaleavey
September 26, 2011
i miss our deep talks cuz love and miss u
john mcaleavey
September 25, 2011
i need a smile from you. and i just got one knowing that wherever u are, and im sure its somewhere exotic and fantastic; that you tore it up on your birthday.
amber baue
September 19, 2011
It's your birthday today hon, and this is the first one without you. It's still really hard to accept that you're gone from us. I miss you so much, and think about you every day. Your brother and I are celebrating your birthday this evening, with ice cream of course. Love, Mom
Teri Sweaney
August 8, 2011
2005-Christmas
Teri Sweaney
July 10, 2011
Wells. I am sorry that I did not share Jesus with you much sooner and in a higher capacity. As a fellow Regulator of 1st Platoon I feel as if I failed you. I am sorry for our disagreements but appreciate our spiritual discussions on guard duty. You were always very intelligent and one of a kind. I hope that when the Lord comes back we will be able to continue those discussions in the kingdom of heaven. I'll see you there!
Seth Williams
July 1, 2011
For those who have asked where they might give a memorial contribution... This is the organization that I and Charles' brother sought support in the months preceding Charles' death, and they were a great source of help and encouragement - http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Tribute_Honor_roll&lstid=1017
Teri Sweaney
June 18, 2011
Thanks for everythig bud. You are truely missed.
Eran Paesachov
June 16, 2011
I will always remember the good times we had charles.
Erik Malmer
June 15, 2011
I will remember you Charles from Alaska ! And I think all AFS returnees 2001-2002 in Hong-Kong will remember you for always. Our Hearts go out to you and your family.
Maximilien Marxer
June 15, 2011
Dear Charles, I just heard about the tragic news. I was so saddened to hear about it. We spent a lot of time together in Hong Kong, I especially remember the day we went to Macau. You were always the most creative, talkative and engaged person. Condolences to your family.

Rest in peace, Charles
Erling Hillestad
June 5, 2011
Good times, Winter 2003-04. Me, Chas, Tina.
Some good times. Me (Chas' mom), Chas, Christine (Chas' sister). We think this was taken Winter 2003-04.
Teri Sweaney
May 25, 2011
I wish I’d known you here, Charles. You obviously brought so much joy to so many. But I know some of those who knew and loved you most and can see that you will live on in their hearts until we join you on the other side. So glad to know I’ll see you and get to know you there.
Sharon Thompson
May 21, 2011
SPC Wells, it was a true honor to have served with you, I will go to Afghanistan knowing I have an angle on my side. Go rest now SPC Wells. May Peace find you family soon, words can not expes my sympathy for you. SGT Murphy
James Murphy
May 21, 2011
TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears;
be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love. You can only guess
how much you gave me in happiness. I
thank you for the love you each have
shown, but now it’s time I traveled on
alone.

So grieve awhile, if grieve you must,
then let your grief be comforted by
trust. It’s only for a while that we
must part, so bless the memories within
your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll
be near. And, if you listen with your
heart, you’ll hear all my love around
you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way
alone, I’ll greet you with a smile, and say,
“Welcome Home.”

Author Unknown
Grama Judy Sweaney
May 21, 2011
A true friend, he will be missed.
Michael Shaw
May 18, 2011
CD the memories I have of u n Michael playing here in my home will forever remind me of ur awesome laugh, attitude and witty charm. U were easy to love and easy to please. I wish I would've had the chance to see u after ur return to anchorage. Ur family will always hold a dear place in my life n heart. Teri Tina n Robert u r continually in my prayers. Please don't hesitate to call when u need more help. Luv u guys!!
Aunt Pam Corso
May 18, 2011
The trees are budding, as green replaces gray, and I am wishing you were here. I regret that you were not able to come out of Winter into Spring. I miss you, sweet boy.
Teri Sweaney
May 17, 2011
The trees are budding, as green replaces gray, and I am wishing you were here. I regret that you were not able to come out of Winter into Spring. I mi
Teri Sweaney
May 16, 2011
Dear Teri & Robert: Dave & I are so sorry to hear your sad news and want you to know that we are praying for you. May only God's peace and comfort embrace you and console you right now and in your time of need. Love to you always, Dave & Deb
Dave & Deb Rebischke
May 14, 2011
Charles...I never got to know you, but I will, because I believe and know with all my heart that your pain took you right into the arms of Jesus!
Scherrill McNutt
May 14, 2011
Military graveside service with honors for CPL Wells
"Brother and son
beyond death
love lives on"
Teri Sweaney
May 13, 2011
Charles,

It seems like yesterday when we were grilling out on the porch during the summer. You were an honest and loyal friend with more character than I could have ever imagined. I'll miss your hilarious stories and your true words of wisdom. Rest in peace.

Yours in the Bonds,
Tom
Thomas Saiget
May 13, 2011
Charles,

I am very sad to hear this news. I remember meeting you early on as a freshman as one of the most generous and vibrant people in our class. I hope you are at peace.

My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Rion McKeithen
May 13, 2011
Our family, circa 1998
Charles Wells
May 13, 2011
David and Danny hard at work; David sporting Grama's reading glasses.
Charles Wells
May 13, 2011
C. "David" and cousin "Rowdy"
Charles Wells
May 13, 2011
sad, sad news. we had some great times as freshman year roommates that i will never forget my friend.
Steve Williams
May 13, 2011
Charles with his Hong Kong family, 11th Grade
Charles Wells
May 13, 2011
Brother and son and uncle
"Brother and son
beyond death
love lives on"
Teri Sweaney
May 13, 2011
Charles,

You are truly one of the most earnest and forthright men I have ever had the pleasure to know. I will always remember you by your sense of honor and your desire to make a better world for yourself as well as for others.

Just as I thought of you the other day, my friend, your spirit will live on in us forever.
Leal Vona
May 13, 2011
Chuck D,
You were the first friend I made at CMU and those first two years where the absolute best. You will be missed.

Yours in the Bonds,
Diego
Diego Oppenheimer
May 11, 2011
Charles,
I wasn't there for you the way you deserved and for that I am deeply sorry. I also grieve for the pain you were in. I hope you never doubted my love for you. I'll see you again someday. You lived an amazing life, Charles, and I'm proud of you.
Your big sister,
Christine
May 11, 2011
2003-06-01
Charles Wells
May 11, 2011
SPC Wells
Charles Wells
May 10, 2011
OMG! SPC Wells, I cannot believe you are gone. I feel in shock. I remember the work conversations and although did not quite understand everything that you said, I clearly knew you had a bigger heart then most. I feel really sad, and wish that I could have talked to you just one last time. You are one of a kind, and will always remember. May your soul rest in peace!!!
May 10, 2011
OMG! SPC Wells, I cannot believe you are gone. I feel in shock. I remember the work conversations and although did not quite understand everything that you said, I clearly knew you had a bigger heart then most. I feel really sad, and wish that I could have talked to you just one last time. You are one of a kind, and will always remember. May your soul rest in peace!!!
May 10, 2011
2001-08-20
Charles Wells
May 9, 2011
I FEEL I MISSED OUT, I HAD NOT SEEN CHARLES SINCE HE WAS JUST A CHILD. IT SOUNDS LIKE HE GREW INTO AN OUTSTANDING PERSON, WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT DEARLY LOVED HIM. I HOPE YOUR AT PEACE AND ONE DAY WE WILL TALK.
HOPE MCCANN
May 9, 2011
My condolences to Teri and the family. I knew Charles to be a genuinely good hearted young man, very intelligent and cheerful. I'm sure he will be well remembered.
Laura Hall
May 8, 2011
Reading some of these messages reminds me of when my father died. I was very sad. Then one day I realized, that because he lives again in heaven, I don't have to stop loving him. My love for him can continue. Your family's love for Charles is tangible and can continue in strength until you are with him again.
Carla Jarvi
May 8, 2011
I was very blessed to be your aunt. I am grateful that the last words we spoke before you left us in Florida was "I love you." You always had, and will always have, a special place in my heart. God bless you.
Brenda Wells
May 8, 2011
R.I.P. Troop. Your turkey vulcher story will always remain in my mind.
May 7, 2011
Rest in peace Charles, you will be missed by many. You could always put a smile on my face and always made me think. I will brush up on my Napoleonic code or Louis Napoleon III rather just for you. Until we meet again my friend...
Amber Baue
May 7, 2011
Baby, you knocked and I wasn't home. I'm so very sorry. I long to see you again, and waiting will be hard.
May 7, 2011
Baby, you knocked and I wasn't home. I'm so very sorry. I long to see you again, and waiting will be hard.
Mom
May 7, 2011
R.I.P bro, Chem dawgs, hoah!!!!!!!!!!!
Lori-Ann Mckenzie
May 7, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Such a fine young man who left us way too soon.
Cathy Dykes
May 7, 2011
RIP
May 7, 2011
Spc. Wells it was an honor to serve with you and get to know you while we were stationed in hawaii. Spc. Zach Stilson
zach stilson
May 7, 2011
Rest now charles. Peace at last.
Randy Hughes
May 7, 2011
Wells , you will be truly missed by many. Our thought and prayers are with your Familly and I look toward to the day we meet again my friend
Mark Melnick
May 6, 2011
I can't believe that my boi is gone you will be truly missed by all dragon soldiers bro ... it was truly an honor to have served and learned from you...
Chop it and Screw it, Naw it and Saw it
Teyon Sanders-Hughes
May 6, 2011
Wells, you were an amazing person and a hilarious one. lol you always knew when I need a Lucky Strike and a Red Bull to keep my "Rocks Rollin". The world was a better place when you were here, and no one can take that away. You spirit will live on through the lives you made an impact on including me,my wife, and the people you served with at 71st Chemical Company. Rest easy in the Heavenly Kingdom....
Robert Ballard
May 6, 2011
Wells you will be truly missed, thanks for all the times you kept me smiling. It was an honor to have served with you.
Travis Johnson
May 6, 2011
Please accept my sincere sympathy along with these words of comfort: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones. And is binding up their painful spots." Psalm 147:3
Neighbor
May 6, 2011
Wells, you were a good friend and someone that I will miss dearly. You knew just what to say to make me laugh and you were always there to lend a hand. Im lucky to have got the chance to know you and serve with you in hawaii.... this aint good bye its see you later.
Luis Fregoso
May 6, 2011
As Grama Wells, I was priveleged to spend the first several years of Charles' life near him in Anchorage. I was able to see all my grandkids often and learned to know them all well. Memories were formed that will never be taken from me and although I wish we could have kept Charles longer I am so grateful that I was given what time I had. I love him so much and although I was unable to be there for his service, my good friends Jackie and Ben whom Charles loved was there in my place. I will think of him every day for the rest of my life.
Jeanne Wells
May 6, 2011
Wells, it was an honor serving with you in Hawaii. You will be missed by all. Thank you for all the conversations we shared and the laughs. For your knowledge of the world and opinions I am a better person. Aloha my brahddah be with God!
Kealii A. Sequeira
May 6, 2011
Teri and Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. Since I heard, I've wanted to attend the service to lend moral support, but a sprained ankle has me grounded. I will be there beside you in spirit today, and praying for you during your time of grief.
Jane Bedwell
May 6, 2011
Wells, Never new this day would come... you were a good friend and you were there for me when I needed you, you lived right across the hall from me in the barracks... I have lots of memories from you and you were a nice, generous young man. Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten.
Joshua Schrum
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