I'm Chuck Charles. I named this site Chippewa Marine in part to honor my dad, a Chippewa Indian, who attended Carlisle Indian School in
Carlisle, Pa from 1911-17. The name also comes from the fact that I spent almost
30 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring in 1985 as a MGySgt (Master Gunnery Sergeant).
So, on this site you will find information about my ancestry, some of my
personal history, and my military
career. I also have pages about my beautiful bride, Cheryl; our pups, Chiisai
and Shadow; and our extensive travels throughout the United States and abroad, including our newest adventure as Fulltime RVers!
In addition, I've got lots of information on my hobbies and interests -
specifically aviation and the experimental airplane I built and flew called a
VariEze (designed by
Burt Rutan, the man responsible for theVoyager, Global Flyer, Starship,
and the first civilian space ship ever -SpaceShipOne).
I am making this website just to let friends and relatives know what we have
been doing and also to practice website-building techniques.
I hope you enjoy
your visit! Feel free to check back every now and then as I update and add more pages,
photos, and videos to my site and blog.