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  • In Recognition of Alba Thompson

    by Representative William R. Keating

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    KEATING of massachusetts in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Mr. KEATING. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the memory of Alba Thompson, who passed away on January 2, 2013.

    Alba experienced a great deal throughout her ninety-four years. Born in Plymouth, August 13, 1918, Alba was a truly distinguished woman, graduating from college at a time when higher education was not an option for many women. In her lifetime, Alba went on to receive five advanced degrees.

    Education was not Alba's only pursuit, and she embarked on a distinguished military career at the onset of World War II. In 1942, Alba was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. By the time she separated from active duty, she had achieved the rank of Major and had been awarded seven ribbons for her dedicated service.

    Alba's studies and military service brought her to countless places throughout the world, but she returned home to serve her local community, being elected to the Plymouth Board of Selectmen. She was the beloved wife of Loren Thompson, and together they raised two sons.

    I ask that my colleagues join me in thanking Alba Thompson for her many years of service to her country.


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