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By Safety Officer Brent Huber
April 5, 2011

The Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to extend it's deepest sympathy to the family of Charles James Coglhan, age 45, who tragically passed away on 2 April 2011. Many of us at 51 knew Charlie; some as an Instructor, some as a classmate, all as a friend. He will be missed.

We share the following from Accokeek VFD and Charlie's sister, Rene' Coglhan Baker:

Sunday, April 3, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear friend close to the Accokeek VFD family. Charles James Coghlan, age 45, tragically passed away on April 2, 2011. "Charlie" as many of us knew him, was a PG county Professional Firefighter, a Charles County Volunteer, and he was a good friend to the Accokeek VFD. He taught many of us EMT and CPR over the years. He will be missed dearly. The members and families of AVFD would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Coghlan Family. May God be with them and comfort them in the days to come and always.

The following excerpt was taken from his sister' Face book page (Rene' Coghlan Baker) in hopes to reach Charles' military and fire department friends across the USA. Please pass this on to anyone who may have known Charles so they too may say Goodbye to a great guy.

Charles James Coghlan, age 45, died tragically on April 2, 2011. Charles was a Charles County Volunteer Firefighter and EMT instructor, a PG County Professional Fire Fighter and a US Coast Guard Veteran of the Persian Gulf War (Memorialized in the 2004 edition of the foundation for Coast Guard History as pictured with his Gun Boat Crew in the Persian Gulf War). Charles was a McDonough High school graduate with an Associates degree from CSM. He recently served as a Civilian Head of the USCG Nationwide Watch Qualifications Training Program and was a Haztrain, INC. OSHA Certified instructor on assignments throughout the world including Russia and Ghana. He is survived by his most treasured his son Tyler, age 21 and his daughter Carleigh age 5. He is also survived by Loving parents John Paul and Doreen Coghlan, His sister Rene Baker and brother in-law Ronnie Baker, his nephews Ryan and Cameron Baroody and Austin and Connor Baker, his Aunt Peggy Nicol and Uncle Bob, and Aunt Lexie Frank and Uncle Jim, His cousins Karen Fiorelli and husband Joe, Elaine McKay and husband Sean, Sue Shattuck, Carol Nicol and Bob Nicol, Susan and Dan Iles, Maureen and Scott Thayer, Elaine and Mitchel Sakran, Elaine Coghlan, Billy Coghlan, Patrick Coghlan, Carol and Peter Mcfadyen, Kirstie Lawson.

We will be sure to post the information regarding the Services on our website as they become available.

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