Charles Robert Goodwin |
Lynn & Chuck in Hawaii
|After graduation from MHS, I worked at American Viscose in Marcus Hook and went to school at night at Pennsylvania Military Academy (now Widener) until May of 1966 when I was drafted into the Army. I managed to get accepted into Artillery OCS and graduated in May, 1967 and was assigned to Fort Irwin, CA. In early February, 1968, I was sent to Vietnam. I like to say I served three four-month terms. The first was as a forward observer with the 1st Infantry Division, the second as Executive Officer of a battery stationed at the end of Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon and the third as Battery Commander of a two gun contingent in two Special Forces camps in and around Tay Ninh just south of the Parrot Beak of Cambodia. I was honorably discharged the last week of January, 1969, being awarded the Silver Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for a battle at Camp Katum on September 24, 1968.
I returned to my job at American Viscose before enrolling at Temple University which was a mistake. Too much protesting and student unrest was going on. I got married in Dec., 1969 and took a job with IBM in New York City. I changed jobs within IBM 4 times and ended my career in Baton Rouge, LA retiring as a Senior Marketing Representative in Dec., 1999. My wife and I had a son and a daughter born in Maryland (one of my stops in my I've Been Moved career) and divorced in 1982. I remarried in 1986 to a Louisiana native and we were married for 18 years when she passed away from a brain tumor. I had been working for Denver Solutions Group (an IBM Business Partner) as a Marketing Rep and retired upon her passing.
I remarried in 2008 to my current wife Lynn who was a Maryland Native whose father eventually was located in Baton Rouge. She was a widow, having lost her husband in 2003.
I became an avid LSU fan from the time I moved to Baton Rouge. I ran the largest Football Recruiting Party, The Tiger Gridiron Club Bayou Bash, from 2007 until 2018 when the NCAA added an early signing period to the recruiting schedule.
My wife and I have travelled extensively in the U. S. and overseas and we attended my son's wedding in Egypt in 2011. My son lives in Lutz, Fla. with his wife and my granddaughter. My daughter and husband live in New Orleans with my grandson.