PFC in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co B, 3rd Platoon
Born 1910 in CO, Died 1994
County of residence at enlistment: Teller County, CO
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: commercial artists
College education before the war: Univ. of Denver 3 years
Source: 603rd Camouflage Engineer Roster provided by W. Anderson; Company B Names and Addresses roster; photo from 1929 high school yearbook
Chuck Tribble was born on June 23, 1910 in Pueblo, CO. He graduated from Central High School in Pueblo in 1929, and went to Denver to study painting at the University of Denver.
In Denver he did some painting for hire and dabbled in construction work. He worked on exterior murals at Morey Junior High as an assistant to another artist in 1934, and he painted a full wall mural/backdrop for a dinosaur display at the Colorado Museum of Natural History (now the Denver Museum of Nature and Science). He also advertised his services as "decorator, paper hanging, outside painting" in the Denver newspapers.
He married his first wife June around this time and on October 16, 1940, when Chuck filled out his draft registration, they were living in Colorado Springs. Chuck was working at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo/Museum there, creating animal sculptures and setting them up in dioramas. (See the image slider elsewhere on this page.)
When he enlisted in the Army, on November 16, 1942, he stated that he had three years of college and was a commercial artist. He was discharged from the Army on September 26, 1945.
Some of Arthur's letters to his wife discussed a particular artwork he was creating, and gave us some insight into where he was, and what he was experiencing and thinking about in the moment. Here are a few of them.
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