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Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel
Birth: Nov. 9, 1996
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2008
Ohio, USA

Bubba was the son of Dennis and Shawna (Fabry) Channel. He was a student at the Millersport Elementary school. From an early age, he was fascinated with the Army and Military life. He watched the World Trade Center buildings fall on September 11, 2001, and quit playing with his other toys and all he wanted to do was be a Soldier. In his bedroom renamed "the bunker," he gathered a large military collection. His two favorite songs were Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," and Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." He carried himself with the confidence and respect of a Soldier. When questioned, his reply was consistently followed by "sir" or "ma'am." Bubba was adopted by various military units in his short life and was an honorary member of the United States Army. He was named an honorary Army recruiter on February 15, 2007, a member of the 1st battalion, 5th special forces group (Airborne) Ohio National Guard; the 78th Aviation battalion on March 27, 2003, and a honorary chaplain of the Ohio National Guard on July 28, 2008. Bubba was an ordinary little boy, who loved dinosaurs, BMX, and his parents, but his courage and spirit are what he is remembered for. Diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 5 years, he fought his battle with courage and was always more concerned about how others were doing. His dream was to become an Army Chaplin. Bubba lost his battle with cancer and died holding his parents hands. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Kile, sister Nahtasha, half-sister Megan Channel of Martins Ferry, grandparents Sandy & Butch Channel of Martins Ferry, Clint and Karen Fabry of Belmont; his uncles Junior and Linda Channel of Kirkersville and Steve And Michelle Channel of Newark, his cousins: Paige, Jenna ,Owen & Raina; great-grandmothers Laura Knight Kyle, Martha Duff Fabry Long, and many friends. Bubba was buried with full military honors at Millersport Cemetery in his uniform and beret in a casket painted with tanks and helicopters. Biography written by Sue. 
 
Burial:
Millersport Cemetery
Millersport
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: sue
Record added: Dec 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32365763
Dennis Steven Bubba Channel
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Dennis Steven Bubba Channel
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Dennis Steven Bubba Channel
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