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Fallen Soldier from Central Virginia Honored

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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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