Tom Eblen

May 16, 2012

Tom Eblen: Sole surviving Marines' Lexington Platoon member to be honored

The U.S. Marines' Lexington Platoon, which formed in August 1942, will be honored Thursday at the Urban County Council meeting. This time, Cecil, 88, will be the only platoon member present. "As best we can tell, I'm the only one left," he said.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.