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Va Guard dedicates facility to former leader

Saturday - 7/13/2013, 3:10pm  ET

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia National Guard is dedicating its readiness center in South Boston to the memory of the late Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston, a former adjutant general who died earlier this year.

Thackston served as adjutant general of the Virginia National Guard 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 as the mayor of South Boston from 2004 until his passing in February at the age of 79.

Gov. Bob McDonnell approved the renaming of the readiness center in honor of Thackston in March.


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