AUGUSTA, Ga. - LTC (Ret.) Jeffrey Hugh Thomason, 71, of Augusta, GA passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7pm in the Columbia Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Born in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Leonard and Julia Miller Thomason. He retired after 28years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. He served 2 tours in Vietnam, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal Armed Forces Honor Medal, Senior Army Aviator, Legion Merit, and Parachutist Badge. Jeffrey was a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #205, Gatun Lodge A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rites of the Valley of Columbia Orient of SC, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Jeffrey graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tampa in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science/Economics. He was in sales with ADT Security and Prudential Insurance following his military retirement. He was passionate about his patriotism, politics, and conservatism in general. He is survived by his children, Todd Thomason, Hollywood, FL; Deborah Pinson , Las Vegas, NV; Jared Thomason, Durango, CO; Nathan Thomason, Leadville, CO; Meredith Thomason, Decatur, GA; brother, Leslie Thomason, Phoenix, AZ; sister, Phyllis Enet, Banning, CA; grandchild, Katie E. Pryor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the service.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012