SMSGT Charles T. Flood Jr., (USAF, Ret.) passed away on December 17, 2020, in New Bedford, from Covid-19 at the age of 65.
Charlie was born in Norwood, on May 20th, 1955 and graduated the Class of 1973 from Wareham High School. He joined the Air Force in 1975 as a Missile and Space Systems Electronic Maintenance Craftsman, served in Desert Storm, became a First Sergeant in 1990, and retired from his 23 year military career as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1998 with many ribbons, awards and the following medals:
Air Force (AF) Achievement Medal, 2 AF Commendation Medals, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and 6 AF Good Conduct Medals.
Charlie earned two Associate’s Degrees, in Personnel Administration and Electronic Systems Technology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Studies Management. Charlie was very active in the community having served on the boards for Habitat for Humanity and Liberty House Homeless Veteran Shelter; he also participated in many local projects. In retirement he spent his time traveling the United States with his wife, Lu, in their RV making new friends while running his own business making totally custom creations on his CNC and sublimation machines. Happily living the life that they had planned for years. Charlie had a positive impact on many lives along the way and will be dearly missed.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Luann Flood, his daughter Jennifer and her sons Beckett and Hayden, his daughter Heather and her partner Christopher Daily, his son Chad, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Charles Flood Sr., his sisters Cheryl Fernandez and Donna Boardman.
Charlie will be buried in The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH in 2021. Donations in his memory may be made to: The Yankee Golden Retriever Fund https://www.ygrr.org/donate/ or The Soldier On Project https://wesoldieron.org/donate/