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Lt. Col. Leo D. Charron, Jr.

August 23, 1942 — September 20, 2023

Lt. Col. Leo D. Charron, Jr. U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away Wednesday, September 20 at UPMC Carlisle Hospital at the age of 81 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Norwich, CT to the late Leo and Blanche Marie Fournier Charron.

Leo was a career veteran of the United States Army, and he was known by those closest to him as one who lived his life as a devoted honorable patriot while at the same time prioritizing ethics and integrity. He truly believed in leading by example with Duty, Honor and Country taking priority.

A graduate of Norwich Free Academy in Connecticut, he later went on to attend and graduate from The United States Military Academy West Point in 1964. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School, later earning a bronze star for his exemplary service in the Vietnam Conflict.

Upon returning from Vietnam, he was stationed briefly at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland before moving to Bloomington, IN to attain his Master’s degree from Indiana University. After completion of his Master’s degree, he then graduated from Officer Training School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He then went on to work at the Pentagon before moving to Darmstadt, Germany to work with the 10th Air Defense Artillery. He then moved back to Maryland in 1976 to resume duties at the Pentagon.

In 1980, he began working as a Lt. Colonel at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA until retirement in 1987. He then served as a consultant for the U.S. Government for many years afterward.

Leo was an avid reader and was very interested in world history. He also enjoyed collecting stamps and was a fan of UConn Huskies women's basketball.

Leo is survived by two daughters, Catherine (Ty) Charron, of Carlisle; and Michelle (John) Mele, of Baltimore, MD. A son Leo (Mary) Charron, Ill of Frederick, MD, and a brother Peter (Carron) Charron, of Voluntown, CT, along with six grandchildren and one great-grandson. A sister, Joyce Muhonen, predeceased him.

A viewing will be held Monday, October 2 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at 10:00am at the US Army War College Memorial Chapel, Carlisle. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, October 2, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Us Army War College Memorial Chapel

22 Ashburn Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Indiantown Gap Road, PA 17003

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