Submitted by his cousin
Charles Edgar and two others died when a helicopter crashed during a prescribed burn in the Sabine National Forest. A 27-year veteran with the Forest Service‚ he began his career as a forestry technician in 1978. Over the years‚ he received many awards for outstanding work in prescribed fire and forest management. He also received a public service award for his support of the search and recovery efforts of the Space Shuttle Columbia. We will always remember him for his desire to put others before himself‚ and his commitment to a healthy and beautiful national forest.
Charles was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the 101st Airborne Unit in Vietnam. He was a talented musician‚ a loving father‚ and is described as ‘a best friend’ by so many who knew him. He will be missed by each life he touched. Charles is survived by his son‚ Adam Edgar‚ and a brother‚ Raymond Edgar.