Time of Remembrance

Charles B. Hester

Age:

23

Hometown:

Cataldo, ID

Date of Death:

2007/05/26

Incident Location:

Baghdad, Iraq

Military Branch:

Army

Rank:

Pfc.

Unit:

2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team)

Unit Base:

Ft. Lewis, WA

Hester was an avid guitar player and once made the pilgrimage to Jimi Hendrix's grave, where he buried a guitar pick.

"Hester loved the oldies," recalled his former squad leader, Staff Sgt. Chess Johnson. "I could never come up with a song that he couldn't come up with the lyrics, perfectly."

And when the boys in the back of the Stryker mangled a tune, "he was never shy about correcting us. His voice would come over the squawk box and tell us how to sing the song."




30/08/2012 Jody Flanig (mother)
Charlie actually passed away on 5/26/07.
Thank you so much to all of you for your time and effort in helping the communities remember our lost loved ones.