ARMY OFFICER A SUICIDE
Major Thurman Faced Retirement Because of Injury In Polo
EL PASO, Texas – October 15, 1927 – Facing retirement from the Army as the result of an injury received in a polo game a year ago, Major Allen G. Thurman, 39, shot and killed himself today at Fort Bliss.
His widow, the former Dorothy Fitch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fitch, prominent in Boston society and her three daughters have been visiting in Boston.
THURMAN, ALLEN G
- MAJOR ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPT
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1927
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4W SITE 3074
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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