More detail on this person: James F. Carey AL United States Retired Capt. James F. Carey passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, while at home in Daleville. Family and friends will have remembrance later on base. Memorials may be made to Hospice Wiregrass. He was born in Sanford, N.C., on Aug. 13, 1946. Living to fly, Jim was a decorated and admired pilot, flight instructor and Army veteran who had been diligently serving his country since 1966. Following his active duty retirement, he spent 17 years as a flight instructor and maintenance GFR for Civil Service at Fort Rucker. While stationed in Germany his commanding officer, William A. Tucker wrote, "CW3 Carey reflects the highest standard of performance within the military. He is without a doubt a great credit to this command and the United States Army. He is also recognized as one of the most technically competent fixed wing test pilots in this command." He logged over 12,000 hours of flight time in both military and civilian aircraft. Peers from both aviation worlds respected and gained from him. His honor and integrity are beyond reproach with an excellent disposition and demeanor towards life and everyone whom associates with him. He will be greatly missed by all who have had the honor and pleasure of knowing this institution of aviation excellence. He was a wonderful father and a true hero. He made us all smile. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. Surviving are his daughter, Elisabeth B. Carey of Buford, Ga., and his four siblings in North Carolina.
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