The Todd Thomson Memorial Golf Tournament was held Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Stoneleigh Golf and Country Club in Round Hill, Virginia.
Of the many attributes Todd possessed, his first priority was being a soldier. He grew up in western Loudoun, attended Blue Ridge Middle School, graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 1992, and settled in western Loudoun with his wife and daughters. Todd was a courageous and dedicated soldier who was compassionate about the welfare of his fellow service members and veterans. His family and friends thought the most fitting tribute for honoring Todd’s legacy would be donating the proceeds from the golf tournament to HeroHomes of Loudoun. The tournament raised $25,000 for HeroHomes. There was a great turnout with a full field of 128 golfers participating at Stoneleigh Golf and Country Club. We would like to thank our tournament directors, Mary Ann Vetch and Robyn Thomson. Also, we appreciate all of our sponsors including our lunch sponsor, Sean Dunn of Fieldstone Realty.
Lieutenant Colonel Todd Thomson grew up on a farm in Hamilton with his parents, Homer and Louise, and his brother, Ryan. He attended Blue Ridge Middle School and graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 1992, where he was active in basketball and track. He may best be remembered by his nickname “Tree” because of his 6’6” height. Todd grew up with an interest in agriculture and was a dedicated member of Loudoun County 4-H and Loudoun Valley FFA. He received a Bachelor Degree in Communications from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University.
Todd served over 20 years for the United States Army reserves where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 1994. He was accepted into the West Virginia Military Academy where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1997. He furthered his military education and completed the Transportation Officer Basic Course in 1999. LTC Thomson served as commander of the 309th Transportation Company and mobilized his company for 18 months to Ft. Dix, NJ in 2003-2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. In 2008, he served as the primary logistics staff officer for the 11th Psychological Operations Task Force in Baghdad, Iraq, where he received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service.
In October 2013, Todd was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Todd courageously battled the cancer, but lost the war on March 13, 2015. His wife and daughters, and family still live in western Loudoun. They hope that Todd’s legacy of dedication to our country, courageous spirit, and compassion for his fellow service members and veterans will be remembered and passed on to his daughters.