1LT James "Jim" W. Carmack was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/10/2015 at the age of 69.6 from Prostate cancer
Conifer, CO
Flight Class 69-4
Date of Birth 12/24/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/101 AVN 101 ABN in 69-70
Call signs in Vietnam BLACK WIDOW 42, BLACK WIDOW 3
This information was provided by Richard Green-obit

More detail on this person: Jim Carmack, who was known to light up a room with his witty sense of humor and sincere love for his friends and family, passed away in his Conifer, Colorado home on August 10, 2015, from prostate cancer. Jim will be remembered for his passion for inspiring people into greater zeal for life. Many people have expressed how fond they were of Jim as a friend. Some thought of him as a real example of a hero. Jim was born in Clovis, NM, December, 24, 1945, son of Jeane Williams and James Wallace Carmack. He married Lesley Tilley in Clovis, July of 1967. Jim loved spending time with family in the Colorado mountains and on the St. Joe beach in Florida. Jim's family includes his wife, Leslie Carmack; his son Burt Carmack, his daughter-in-law Susan Carmack, and adored grandchildren , Abby and Austin Carmack who now reside in Chandler, AZ. Also surviving Jim are his sister, Janet Elaine Carmack and her husband Mike Duty; both also Clovis High graduates, now living in Santa Fe; their son, Dustin Duty and his wife Benigna Sanchez Duty, children Isaiah and Sebastian Duty; and their daughter Chamblee Duty Cline and her husband David Cline, and children William, Claire, Caroline, and Davis Cline. Jim graduated class of 1964 from Clovis High and was a proud Wildcat on the Clovis Football, Basketball and Track teams. Jim received a BA from Texas Tech University, and MS in Psychological Counseling from Kansas State University. He Graduated with Honors from the United States Air Force Command and General Staff School and U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Center and School. While in the Army, Jim served in the Infantry as a rotary wing aviator and instructor pilot and as an Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officer. He was the lead consultant to the Commanding General Fifth US Army Headquarters, Dean of Applied Consulting Skills with the U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Center and School, as well as Chief of Operations and Training for The US Army Retraining Brigade. Jim co-authored and managed research, coordination and development of a 640 hour curriculum for the Army's only accredited graduate level training program in organizational development. During 22 years of military service, Jim was awarded the following for valor and meritorious achievement. For valor: Two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Two Air Medals with V for Valor, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star. For Meritorious achievement: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, 35 Air Medals, Three Meritorious Service Medals, Two Army Commendation Medals, American Spirit Honor Medal. After retiring from the Army, Jim worked at Martin Marietta on the Titan Four project. Jim later started a consulting group High Involvement Work Systems, Inc. helping for profit and non-profit ventures form high performance work teams. He designed and coordinated programs that focused on consensus of common goals, managed research and development, cross functional work team and strategic executive development for military, aerospace, manufacturing, Universities and medical care facilities. Later Jim founded 3 Things Learning and authored content under a Three Things Learning concept within a company he started with the same name. He truly believed the concepts he developed could assist anyone in any aspect of their life. At the time of his passing Jim was consulting to integrative functional health care organizations blending allopathic and alternative medicine. Jim trained and managed hundreds of managers and leaders, internal consultants and change agents in transformation initiatives focused on high involvement and commitment principles of leadership. He taught us much about authentic connection and living intentionally, and seldom left the stage without saying, Be kind to one another. We are grateful to Mount Evans Hospice in Evergreen, Colorado, and invite donations to this organization of deeply professional and spiritually sensitive care. Published in the Clovis News Journal on Sept. 20, 2015

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