Wilfred J. A. Charette

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CHARETTE WILFRED J. A. CHARETTE Wilfred J.A. Charette "Squeak" born November 14, 1936, passed away May 9, 2010 at his home in Tampa, FL. Wil is survived by his beloved wife Amy Charette of Tampa, FL. He was a devoted and loving father of Wilfred J.A. Charette, Jr., of Gainesville, VA; Joseph Anthony Charette of Nashville, TN; beloved brother of Carol Moran of Cumberland, R.I., and loving uncle of Steven, Jill, Jane and Ellen Moran all of Rhode Island. Wil Charette, a native of Rhode Island, served 11 years of military service followed by service with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1964 until his retirement on November 29, 1996. Mr. Charette attended the US Naval War College in Newport, RI, where he received a Master''s Degree . in National Security and Strategic Studies. His last U.S. Government assignment was that of DCI Representative at U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida. Mr. Charette, in post retirement, continued to serve the intelligence community as a senior advisor to SOCCENT at MacDill AFB. Mr. Charette served on the board of directors and co-founded the Special Operation Memorial Foundation, MacDill AFB. Mr. Charette had extensive military experience, having served domestically and overseas with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (ARCT), the 101st Airborne Division, the 1st Calvary Division, and Special Forces. Mr. Charette is a Charter Member of the US Army Parachute Team (Golden Knights- C/D-90). During his stellar and distinguished career, Mr. Charette received the following awards and commendations: (CIA) Donovan Award for Excellence Career Intelligence Medal for Exceptional Achievement Two Director Of Central Intelligence awards for exceptional service under conditions of hazard and hardship Promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS-1989) (DOD) Distinguished Flying Cross Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service A memorial and burial for Mr. Charette is planned for Arlington Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Tampa, Fl. 26-27 May 2010. Details are available at the following web site: https:// sites.google.com/site/wilsqueakcharettememorial/

Published in The Washington Post on May 23, 2010
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