Charlie Hunt

Oct 14th 11:00 am - 11:00 am
US Navy
World War II Veteran
MRC - Jeff Wike
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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Navy 

Military Service 

Served aboard the USS San Francisco
Served aboard the USS Minneapolis
Pacific Theater Ribbon w/16 Stars
American Theater Ribbon
Victory Medal Defense Ribbon w/1 Star
Good Conduct Ribbon w/1 Star 


World War II (1941 - 1945)

Mission Segments 

Memorial Service 

Obituary Text 

Heaven gained a hero yesterday. CF Hunt, Jr., aka Tex, Daddy, Grandpa, Pawpaw left this world for a better place around 1pm, at the age of 98 1/2. He was a hero to his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and to his country.

Tex served as a chief in the US Navy from 1940 to 1946. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. His ship, the Minneapolis, was the second most decorated ship during World War II. He fought in 17 major battles including the battle of Midway, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa. While in battle near the Philippines, the Minneapolis was torpedoed and hundreds of men were killed. The ship was incapacitated; 87 feet of the bow had been blown off. It took three months to repair the ship and the men had to hide and keep the ship camouflaged as Japanese pilots circled the island.

After the war Tex returned home to the Texas plains where he married his beloved wife, Wanda Lee McFerrin, and started farming. He and Wanda raised a family of 3 children, Phyllis, Gordon, and Sam.

Rest in Peace, Pawpaw. You were such a good man, always calm, patient, and kind to everyone you met. You loved your family with all your being. We will miss you terribly but we know you were ready to leave behind the loneliness and pain of this world. We will love and remember you forever! 

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Jeffrey Wike

(817) 301-4293 



Part 1


Memorial Service 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Bowman Springs Park 

Staging Address 

7003 W Poly Webb Rd

Arlington, TX 76016 

Map Link 

Link to Map 


32.688474, -97.216616 

Part 1 Details 

The family of US Navy Chief Gunner’s Mate Charlie Freeman Hunt, Jr. has asked the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his Memorial Service. After the mission briefing, we will establish our Flag Line and stand “tall and silent" as we await the arrival of GMC Hunt’s family and friends for his Memorial Service. After the Military Honor Guard ceremony and at the direction of the MRC, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, furled, and stowed. Riders will then be debriefed and dismissed. 


No Escort Provided 


Yes Mike Flocken 



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