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Col Derosey Carroll “Bud” Cabell, III

Col Derosey Carroll “Bud” Cabell, III

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 30 May 1998 (aged 78)
Aurora, Adams County, Colorado, USA
Burial Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6078936 · View Source
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Colonel, Air Defense Artillery, US Army. Aviator. Nickname was "Bud".

The son of a West Point officer whose mother was the daughter of a West Point officer, it was only natural that he would go to West Point, graduating in the Class of 1944. During the last months of World War II, he served as an artillery battery commander on Okinama. He would later learn to fly, learning both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. He served tours of duty in Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Iran. He was in Vietnam before it became an official war (1963-64), and again during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Army in 1974.

Later, he became a private pilot for wealthy clients, flying them around the country. His family was extremely important to him, and he always tried to maintain close family ties despite his Army assignments. He had a strong sense of humor, and was a practical joker. He loved to make people laugh, and was easy going. An expert chess player and bridge player, he also learned judo. He is buried in the family grave with his wife and their second child, Carol.

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On his grave marker is his Army Senior Aviator Wings. He was qualified to fly both fixed wing and rotary wing (helicopters) aircraft. The nickname of his wife was Ginia, to distinguish her from her husband's sister, Virginia Cabell Benson, who was nicknamed "Gidge".

  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 9 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6078936
  • Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Derosey Carroll “Bud” Cabell, III (30 Aug 1919–30 May 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6078936, citing Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery (Sauers), Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .