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Madisonville, Tennessee Mourns the Death of Marine

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments

One of Tennessee’s own, Madisonville native, Marine Lance Corporal Frankie Watson, was killed in action Saturday, September 24th in Afghanistan. Frankie was 21 years old and was scheduled to complete his tour of duty in 5 months.

A 2008 graduate of Sequoyah High School, Frankie went on to study criminal justice at Cleveland State Community College. He served his community first as a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy and more recently as a City of Madisonville police officer.

Remembered by everyone as full of life and a typical boy who avoided trouble, Frankie’s ambition in life was to serve others. Frankie had hoped that his Marine Corps experience would lead to a career with the Homeland Security Department or perhaps the Secret Service.

Frankie’s friends, Lowell and Cory Russell, have established The Lance Corporal Franklin (Frankie) N. Watson Scholarship Fund to assist underprivileged area students. Donations can be made to this scholarship fund at any Monroe County Volunteer Federal branch bank.

You are encouraged to honor Frankie’s lifelong ambition to serve others by donating to The Lance Corporal Franklin N. Watson Scholarship Fund.

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