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Obituaries > CABELL, CHARLES L.

Charles Cabell, 90, died April 23, 2000. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and completed a fellowship in surgery at Mayo Clinic in 1940. Dr. Cabell served as lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 where he was the battalion medical officer with Edson’s Raiders in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V and a letter of commendation. He had duty at naval hospitals in San Diego and Oakland, eventually retiring from the Naval Reserves as a commander. Dr. Cabell returned to surgical practice in Fresno, Calif., in 1947. He served as director of the California Division of the American Cancer Society. At St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, he was chief of surgery, president of hospital staff and chair of the Credentials Committee for 12 years. He retired in 1975.