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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 477-96
August 09, 1996

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry announced today that he has approved the appointment of Lt. Gen. Charles E. Franklin, United States Air Force, on the retired list in the grade of lieutenant general, effective Sept. 1, 1996. Franklin is currently serving as commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.

Franklin was born July 17, 1938, in Birmingham, Ala.