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Command Sgt. Major Thomas F. Callahan

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CALLAHAN, COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (RET.) THOMAS F., 86, passed away Saturday at the Thompson Hood Veteran's Center.

He was born in Somerville, MA to the late John J. Callahan and Elizabeth Beeler Callahan. He was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam Wars as E.O.D bomb disposal, received his Master's in Teaching from U of L. He taught U.S. History at Southern High School, Jefferson Community College and U of L. Was a member of the VFW an avid fisherman and hunter, and was a member of the German-American Club.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Rita Margaret Callahan. A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by his children; Susan Dotson, Judy Beggs (Paul), Richard Callahan, and his two grandchildren; Rachel Dotson and Thomas Callahan.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Rd. in St. Matthews with burial and military honors in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.



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Published in The Courier-Journal on May 27, 2014
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