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Charles O. Thrasher
Charles O. Thrasher in uniform.jpg
Born (1886-12-09)December 9, 1886
Died September 2, 1960(1960-09-02) (aged 73)
Place of birth Paxton, Illinois
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal

Charles Orval Thrasher (9 December 1886 - 2 September 1960) was a retired American Brigadier General who served in World War I and World War II. He was the Commanding officer of the United States Forces in the southern half of England during the Second World War.


Charles Thrasher was born 9 December 1886 in Paxton, Illinois.[1] During World War I he accepted a commission as a Second lieutenant in the United States Army and stayed until his discharge in 1919. In 1920 he was commissioned again for service in the Quartermaster Corps.[2]

From 1940-1942 he commanded the Seattle Port of Embarkation and the Seattle Quartermaster Depot. He then took over Command of Base Section, Loire Section, Communications Zone, ETO remaining there until June 1945. in February 1944, while commanding base section he was promoted to Brigadier General.[2] He retired in August 1946 as Brigadier General.[2]

He died on 2 September 1960 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[1] His grave can be found in section 3, site 4509.[1]

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