Louis (Louie) Machado III, 70, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 5, 2012, in Denver. Louis was born April 25, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., to Louis and Olive (Oliveira) Machado Jr.. He attended schools in Fall River. He joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and served his country for three years. One of those years, 1968, was in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. He met his wife, Sandi (Hintz), while stationed at Fort Carson and they married the week that he was discharged from the Army, Oct. 4, 1969.