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LTC Charles Walter “Chuck, Charlie” Nystrom Jr.

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LTC Charles Walter “Chuck, Charlie” Nystrom Jr.

Birth
Death 14 Aug 2008 (aged 54)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Plot Lot 6, row A, site 47
Memorial ID 29116795 View Source

Charles Walter Nystrom, Jr. Died August 14, 2008. Survived by his wife, Teresa; children, Bonnie (Ryan) Aherin and Zoe Nystrom; brother, Thomas Nystrom of Tom's River, NJ; grandsons, Ronan and Maddox Aherin. Charles was accepted into the Air Force Academy on the Vice President's signature at seventeen, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 2006. He retired as a Lt. Col., flying as the Weapon System Officer in the F-111E during the Persian Gulf War. He then taught at the Accelerated Learning Laboratory in Tucson. Chuck was an outdoorsman who sought the same adventure as the young fighter pilot who enjoyed ski trips with his daughters in Switzerland, scuba diving in Hawaii, hiking in the Northern Thai Mountains, Alaska, and in Tucson with the Southern Arizona Hiking Club with pet boxer, Baci. After he retired from the USAF, he earned his Master's degree in Education while teaching at ALL and growing out his hair to a ponytail with an increasing large supply of Hawaiian shirts. He was an avid learner who appreciated the youngest of students to reach for their full potential. He will be remembered as the ace student from Jersey, the heartfelt military officer, the almost hippy school teacher, and friendly church member of the Mt. Avenue Church of Christ congregation. He will be always honored, loved and remembered for his light spirit, smile, and dedication. May he rest in peace. Visitation was August 18, 2008 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway. Memorial Services were held August 19, 2008 at Mountain Avenue Church of Christ, 2848 N. Mountain Avenue Road, with a private funeral at the USAF Academy in Colorado.


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Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Class of 1975, Persian Gulf


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