UNADILLA — Armand Charpentier, 70, a Vietnam War veteran who participated in the “Guns-A-Go-Go” initiative, passed away on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City.
He was born in Brooklyn, on Jan. 8, 1949, to Maria and Pierre Charpentier.
He enlisted in the Army at 17 and served in the Vietnam War. He had deployed with the “Guns-A-Go-Go” while serving in the 1st Calvary Division, 1st Aviation Detachment.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Grace, many sisters, brothers, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Armand was a proud veteran who actively supported the military.
He touched the lives of whomever he encountered. He was a family man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved to have family get together with lots of food and good laughs.
He enjoyed hosting Christmas Eve and keeping the Italian traditions alive. He never let the wheelchair stop him from doing what he wanted to do. He would give the shirt off his back for a stranger and always accepted his children’s friends as if they were his own.
He will forever be missed by all, as he was a great listener who offered wise and knowledgeable advice.
Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.