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August 1, 1947 – March 22, 2019

Command Sergeant Major Eugene (Gene) Franklin Carter rode into the sunset on March 22, 2019. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, and after he retired in Colorado Springs in 1991, taught in Saudi Arabia for a total of 4 years. Additionally, CSGM Carter (Ret.) taught chemical defense and unified movement operations to active duty personnel and reservists at Fort Carson for 10 years.

Born in Wenatchee, Washington, on August 1, 1947, Gene was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966. He met and married Kum Chu Son on March 8, 1968, in Fort Beavers, South Korea. They were married for 40 years. He is survived by his sister, Dixie Lee Carter, daughter, Sherri Kuhlman, and grandson, Logan Kuhlman.

Gene was an excellent athlete (runner, basketball, racquetball, and countless others), world traveler, VFW member, and will always be remembered for his passionate service to his country. Ornery, tough, funny and generous, he will ultimately be known for his extreme love for his grandson and dogs. Gene lived his life on his own terms. Fair thee well, soldier.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

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  1. No words could ever possibly express the loss of my special brother. My heart is broken and I will never be the same even though he would tell me, “Sis, sometimes the dragon just wins!” Soar high dear soldier until we meet again……..your big sister,
    Dixilee.

  2. Dixie, Sherri, Logan–
    Even though we know the bond of love cannot be broken, our night is darker when an impossibly bright star flames out. I share your sorrow at the loss of Gene, truly a one-of-a-kind bright star, and send you my best love and heartfelt wish for your comfort and healing.

    Susan

  3. Dear Dixie, Sherri, and Logan, Wanted to let you know your Missouri family is praying for you. Aunt Joyce cried, guess it is hard to loose someone from the younger generation, but she is glad he enjoyed his retirement and got to spend so much time with Sherri and Logan. The rest of our family is keeping you in our prayers. Love you.

  4. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Peace to you. Love you

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