First Lieutenant ANDREW CALDWELL THIGPEN O501837 KIA
First Lieutenant ANDREW CALDWELL THIGPEN O-501837 KIA, US Army Chaplain Corps. Brother of WILLIE EDWIN THIGPIN. Husband of Gertrude Yates Thigpen, 1126 Prospect Street, Shreveport Louisiana, and father of Martha Ann Thigpen, Lois Nell Thigpen, and Wanda Sue Thigpen. He was born December 19, 1911, and attended Chaplain School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He entered military service in the Chaplain Corps of the Army of the United States on November 23, 1942, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of 30. He served at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, and Camp Pickett, Virginia. He served with the 47th Ordnance Battalion. First Lieutenant Andrew Caldwell Thigpen died of natural causes at the age of 32, on February 13, 1944, at the Military Reservation at Elkins, W. Virginia, after approximately one year and three months of service in the Chaplain Corps of the Army of the United States.
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