Meade County Veteran of the Month - September 2017


Mr. Charles Pickett

In 1984 after High School, Mr. Pickett observed an Army commercial after the invasion of Grenada and decided that was what he wanted to do and went to the recruiter.  Mr. Pickett went to South Carolina for basic training and after basic training, over to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for medic training. By accident, he was later sent to Fort Ord, CA with the 7th ID as a medic; it was a dream assignment right near the beach.  Mr. Pickett wanted to go to jump school which was part of his contract.  Three months later they sent him to Fort Benning, GA to complete jump school.

Mr. Picket went to the 82nd at Fort Bragg where he was assigned for 3.5 years and later deployed to Panama and Turkey - completing many jumps.

Mr. Pickett went to Colorado to go to school to become an licensed practical nurse at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center.  He was assigned to Fort Sill, OK and also spent time in Korea before separating from the military.

Military Awards: 

  • Army Service Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Parachute Badge
  • Drivers Badge
  • Army Achievement Medal 1-OLC
  • Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award
  • Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Overseas Service Ribbon

After the military Mr Pickett worked in Lead, and Fort Meade before getting a job with the United States Postal Service where he has worked for almost 20 years. Mr Pickett has 2 children, and 2 grandchildren. Mr Pickett said that his family was very important and he enjoys spending time with them and being outdoors.