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Lt. Col. Charles V. Christian

MANSFIELD, LA - "Chris" was born in San Angelo, TX on January 10, 1928 and passed away at the NW Louisiana War Veterans Home in December 26, 2009. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles A. Christian and Alice Baker Christian and a brother, Phelan Christian.

"Chris" attended Allen Military Academy in his elementary years and then transferred to New Mexico Military Institute for both high school and junior college. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the LSU ROTC program in 1948 and went on active duty at this time. He served in Japan, the Korean War, two tours in Europe, the Middle East, Vietnam, and lastly, in Panama. He retired in 1970 and moved back to Mansfield. The next 18 years, he was employed by the DeSoto Parish School Board teaching at Second Ward High School, Mansfield High School and lastly at Pelican All Saints High School. After he retired from teaching, he served as a volunteer at Mansfield Elementary School and became very attached to both students and faculty.

"Chris" was a member of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry several years, the Mansfield Lions Club, and served as commander of the Post #42 American Legion Club. He is remembered also as a loyal member of AA in Mansfield for over 25 years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Pendleton Christian, one daughter, Monika Christian, of Baytown, TX, his ever-loyal companion, Benji, nieces and many cousins and friends.

Many thanks to the NW Louisiana Vets Home and Schumpert Hospital for their care of our loved one.

A memorial service celebrating his life is pending.


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