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Thomasson, Charles Franklin (P1, C3, L17)

Major Charles F. Thomasson was born 12 May 1884, at Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky. He joined the Kentucky State Guard on 7 August 1908, serving as a Second Lieutenant with Company C, 3rd Kentucky Infantry, at Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky. On 15 September 1911 he was appointed Captain of Company C, and would serve as its commander until 13 June 1922. During his time as commander of Company C, he would be in federal service for the Mexican Border from June 1916 to March 1917. In August 1917, he would be activated with his unit for service in World War I. On 14 June 1922, he was promoted to the rank of Major in the 3rd Battalion, 149th Infantry of the Kentucky National Guard. He is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Livermore, Kentucky.

Major Thomasson died suddenly on 14 April 1929, at Government Hospital 88, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Major Thomasson Dies

    Lexington Herald 16 April 1929 Page 13

    Frankfort, Ky., April 15 (AP)—A telegram announcing the death of Major Charles F. Thomasson, of Hopkinsville, commanding Third Battalion, 149th Infantry, Kentucky National Guard, early today at the United States Veterans’ hospital at Memphis, Tenn., was received today by Adjutant General William H. Jones, Jr. He had been under treatment there for several weeks, having been disabled during the World War.

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