James B. Thayer

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Thayer in June 2012

James Burdette Thayer (March 10, 1922 – September 16, 2018) was an American brigadier general. He was born in Portland, Oregon. He was on active duty during World War II.[1]

His son, Tommy Thayer, is a member of Kiss.[2]

After the war he worked at a business supply company in Beaverton, Oregon. He was later appointed Oregon's civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and then re-activated as commander of the Oregon State Defense Force.[3]

Thayer died on September 16, 2018 in Lake Oswego, Oregon at the age of 96.[2]

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  1. "Brigadier General James B. Thayer", biographical video, Oregon Military Museum Project, February 22, 2016,
  2. 2.0 2.1 "RIP James B Thayer". Kiss Online. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  3. "BG Thayer", University of Oregon Alumni Association News, University of Oregon Alumni Association, Eugene, Oregon, July 15, 2015.

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