Services Held for Calhoun Soldier in 1966


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/1/1966.

Military Funeral for Cpl. Starcher

Military funeral services were held Sunday, November 27, for Lance Cpl. Eddie Dean Starcher, 22, a former resident of Letherbark, who died of injuries suffered November 15 in Da Nang province, Vietnam, where his unit was hit by Sniper fire.

The Rev. Mack Boggs officiated at the services at Stump funeral home and the U.S. Marine Corps, of which Starcher was a member, held military rites at the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Born in Roane county, a son of Denvil and Bertie Louise Short Starcher of Letherbark, he was a graduate of Calhoun high school and Mountain State Business college, Parkersburg.  In July of 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Marines, and had been serving in Vietnam since September.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow, Mrs. Judith Riddle Starcher, Clarksburg; three brothers, Arnold Starcher, Parkersburg, Denvil Starcher, Jr., serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, and Glen Starcher, Letherbark.