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Carroll Thackston, Former Virginia Guard Leader, Dies

by AP posted Feb 18 2013 10:41AM
     SANDSTON, Va. (AP) - Retired Major Carroll Thackston, a former adjutant general of the Virginia National Guard, has died. He was 79.
     The Guard said Monday in a news release that Thackston died Sunday at Lynchburg General Hospital.
     Thackston served as adjutant general from July 1994 to September 1998. He also served as assistant adjutant general from September 1989 to June 1993, and was chief of staff from December 1986 to September 1989.
     Thackston served in the Army Reserve at the beginning of his military career.
     He also was the mayor of South Boston and served on the town council after he left the Guard.
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02/18/2013 10:40AM
Carroll Thackston, Former Virginia Guard Leader, Dies
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