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Date published: 1/30/2014

Charles L. Atkins

Charles L. Atkins, 82, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Atkins was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a member of the 1st Marine Division Association and one of the Chosin Few. He was awarded two Purple Hearts. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of American Legion Post 290 and the Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean Atkins; son Charles Thomas Atkins; and many other family and friends who will miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the USMC Heritage Foundation for Chosin Few Memorial, 3800 Fettler Park Drive No. 104, Dumfries, VA 22025, or at marineheri tage.org.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.