Nathaniel R. Thompson Jr.

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LTG, USA (Ret.)  

Passed away peacefully June 10, 2011, surrounded by family, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was 83. Ross is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dolores Casey Thompson; five children, Nathaniel R. Thompson III (Amy Thompson), Kathleen Liesfeld, Barbara Burns (David Burns), James Thompson (Kim Monti), and Patrick Thompson; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, James Thompson. From Philadelphia, PA, Ross retired as a lieutenant general from the U.S. Army after 37 years of distinguished service. His last two military assignments were the Commanding General, 21st Support Command, U.S. Army Europe, and The Inspector General, United States Army. Ross continued to serve soldiers and families as the Director of Army Emergency Relief for 20 years. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 12, 11 a.m., at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, with interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A luncheon for family and friends will immediately follow at the Fort Myer Officers' Club.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 9, 2011
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