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Old 30 May 2018, 08:16
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MG Jeff Bannister Dies at Lake Murray

General Jeffery Bannister died while on leave at Lake Murray. He was assigned to Shaw AFB and was on transition leave pending retirement. He was also my very first Plt. Ldr in 1st Batt in 1987. Good guy. Came up through the 82nd, made E-5 before going OCS.

Last time I seen him I was TDY at Ft. Monroe. Met him in the chow hall. He was working at Langley at the time.

Cross another face off the old Platoon Picture DH.

Death is under investigation.

http://amp.thestate.com/news/local/m...rom%20%251%24s

http://wach.com/news/local/us-army-g...at-lake-murray

Correction: He wasn't the base Cmdr.
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Old 30 May 2018, 09:53
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Sorry for your loss. RIP General
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Natural causes, apparently. Almost made it to the end.

My career crossed paths a couple of times with MG Bannister many years ago. Seemed like a straight shooter.

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This sucks.

Greatest officer I ever served under. I was a big fan:

Post from 2005 when he made LTC: http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=50634

Post from 2010 when he pinned his first star: http://www.socnet.com/showthread.php?t=92215
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Correction: He wasn't the base Cmdr.
I changed the thread title.
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Thanks DH. And yes it sucks.
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Old 30 May 2018, 17:14
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Yep. I'm right off then Lt Bannister's left shoulder in that photo. Him and Mark Neilson were one hell of a comedy team.
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Served with him as SP4's in the 118 MP Co (AIRBORNE) in 1981 we was a great mentor to all that were coming up in the unit, He will be missed RIP.
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So cool to see the guy I recall as an 0-2 with a two-star flag behind him. Thanks for posting that.
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So cool to see the guy I recall as an 0-2 with a two-star flag behind him. Thanks for posting that.
Yes. It is. I just can't express in words how good of a PL he was and just how damn good that Platoon was under his leadership.
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I just can't express in words how good of a PL he was and just how damn good that Platoon was under his leadership.
Yeah, we were pretty squared away....agreed.
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