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.