More detail on this person: Charles D. Franklin, 60, an Army lieutenant general who retired in 1987 as commanding general of the 1st Army at Fort Meade, died of heart ailments March 16 at Fairfax Hospital. Gen. Franklin, who lived in Fairfax Station, was born in Hugo, Mo., and graduated from the University of Missouri. He served 34 years in the Army. His assignments included duty as chief and deputy chief of legislative liaison in the office of the secretary of the army and chief of staff of the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in the late 1960s, and also served in Germany, Kansas and Georgia. His decorations included the Silver Star, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. After retiring from active duty, Gen. Franklin settled in the Washington area. Survivors include his wife, Pat Franklin of Fairfax Station; three children, Army Lt. Col. Charles Franklin of Stuttgart, Germany, Debby Coe and Susan Supak, both of Springfield, and seven grandchildren.
Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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