Gen. William Thomas 'Tom' Meredith
CANTON — Brigadier General William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, USAF (Ret.), of Canton, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness.
Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919 in Halifax, Virginia, to Hal and Kathryn Meredith, the second of seven children — six boys and one girl. He attended William & Mary College and eventually enlisted in the Army, beginning a military career that spanned more than three decades. During WWII he joined the Haynes Mission, spent two years in the jungles of Burma and Northern India, and was awarded a battlefield commission to second lieutenant. In 1950, he began a long association with the Pentagon as Officer in Charge of Master Planning at Andrews AFB. For three years he worked on projects resulting in major expansion of Air ...