More detail on this person: CHARLES D. FOUNTAIN Port Orange FL United States A celebration of life for COL. Charles D. Fountain, 78, who went home to be with the Lord at 6:59 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, while surrounded by his wife of 58 years, Nancy; two sons, Mark and Larry, and close family friend Mary Morgan, will be 7:00 pm on Monday, March 14, 2011 at First Baptist Church of South Daytona, 2197 Kenilworth Avenue, South Daytona with the Reverend Ronnie Barton. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 pm till 7:00 pm for an hour prior to the service at church. The interment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Charles served as an enlisted man and officer in the US Army for over 32 years and as the Director of Facilities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for 18 years, retiring in 2001. COL. Fountain was an Infantry Officer, Senior Parachutist and Senior Aviator, accumulating over 8,000 hours in multiple fixed and rotary wing aircraft. His awards include: Silver Star; Legion of Merit (2); Bronze Star (2); Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2); Army Commendation Medal (2); Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm. COL. Fountain moved over 38 times during his Army career, including tours in Iran - 1960, Germany - 1956 and 1965 and Vietnam 1966 and 1973. He retired from active military service in September, 1982 at Fort Monroe, VA. Mr. Fountain accepted a position managing the business office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in October, 1982, and soon transitioned to Director of Facilities. At ERAU, Mr. Fountain was recognized as "The Builder of Embry-Riddle's Vision" by then President Steven Sliwa, and in a first for an active university employee, had a conference room named in his honor in the Student Village Residence Complex. COL. Fountain was a graduate of The Army Officer Candidate School, 1953; Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course, 1960; Command and General Staff College, 1965; United States Army War College, 1974; and The Army Logistics School, 1974. In addition to his military training, he received a B.S. in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle, 1972; M.S. in Interpersonal Communications from Shippensburg State College, PA, 1974; M.S. in Logistical Management from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1975; and completed his classroom work towards a doctoral degree in education from The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. More than anything else, Charles was a true Christian gentleman who poured his life into others, was committed to his God, his family and country. Charles, leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Nancy, Daytona Beach Shores; Mark and Sue Fountain, Louisville, KY; Larry and Judy Fountain, grandchildren Victor, Carla, Raymond, Karen, all of Springfield, NE; Carole, Daytona Beach Shores; Richard and Sarah and great-grandchild Phoebe, Plainview, TX. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Halifax Hospice in Port Orange for their care and support during his last week and ask that memorial contributions be made to them at 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange.
Burial information: Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL
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