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View a eulogy for Clair Hall Thurston, USMA '64, who passed away on November 8, 1965.

Clair Hall Thurston

West Point, 1964

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by WILLIAM WOOTEN on May 27, 2011:

Lt Clair Thurston was an outstanding officer. He earned the respect of the unit. I was an 18 yr old communication Sgt in B 1/503. One very dark night I was checking platoon RTOs. As I approached third Platoon I was challenged, The Challenge was Girl ( to which you were to reply with an American girls name) I replied Claire, out of the dark Lt Thurston replied " Alright Sgt Wooten"

As an 18 yr old NCO Lt. Thurston was an inspiration to me. I always look for His name on the wall first and I miss him I was sharing with my son yesterday, I believe had he lived Lt. Thurston would have become a General and a great one.

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