A fallen soldier from
central Virginia is being honored on this Veterans Day weekend.
American Legion Post 186
in Chesterfield was renamed in memory of Major Charles Ransom. He was killed in
2011 while serving in Afghanistan.
At Saturday's dedication,
Ransom was described as a man who led his classmates at the Virginia Military
Institute and fellow soldiers with honor.
"He was a young man
who was full of energy and full of life and we miss him every day that we get
up," Ransom's father Willie said.
Members of Ransom's
graduating class at VMI provided the sign outside the post that now bears his
name. Governor Bob McDonnell
also gave special recognition to Major Ransom and Post 186. A special plaque
now hangs inside.
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