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LTC Carl Phillip Thorpe

LTC Carl Phillip Thorpe

Birth
Death 18 Mar 1986 (aged 58)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8, Lot #9790-5, Map Grid BB-8 1/2
Memorial ID 4299 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. He is the son of Jim Thorpe, the Football Super Star and the 1912 Olympic Pentathlon & Decathlon Gold Medal Winner.

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Carl Thorpe served in the US Army for 30 years and continued to serve with the US Army as a civilian. Colonel Thorpe retired from the Army in 1974 with 30 years of service, most of which were spent in intelligence and communications security assignments. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict and the war in Vietnam. His decorations included a Bronze Star and four Legions of Merit. With his many military honors, his biography should be updated to reflect his important services in military intelligence. My husband and I, knew Carl Thorpe, when we worked at the US Army Security Agency/ Intelligence Security Command, ASA/INSCOM. Jim and Mari Mills
CARL P. THORPE, 58, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, died of cancer March 18, 1986, at Walter Reed Hospital.

Colonel Thorpe was the son of Jim Thorpe, the American Indian who won two gold medals at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm and then had them taken away on the grounds that he had once played professional baseball. The Colonel participated in the campaign to have his father's medal returned. In 1982, 29 years after the star athlete's death, the campaign succeeded when the International Olympic Committee voted to restore his honors.

Colonel Thorpe retired from the Army in 1974 with 30 years of service, most of which were spent in intelligence and communications security assignments. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict and the war in Vietnam. His decorations included a Bronze Star and four Legions of Merit.

A resident of the Washington area since 1968. Colonel Thorpe lived in Vienna, Virginia. He attended the University of Maryland's University College program during and after his Army service, and graduated with a bachelor's degree.

Since his retirement from the military he had been a civilian equal employment opportunity officer for the Department of the Army at Arlington Hall and a special assistant to the deputy assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Interior Department.


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  • Added: 6 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Carl Phillip Thorpe (1 May 1927–18 Mar 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4299, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .