Maj. Charles Ransom, 31, VMI alumnus, died April 27, 2011 while on duty in Afghanistan. He was a trainer assisting the Afghan National Security Forces. Charles leaves to cherish his memory, father, Willie D. Ransom; mother, Marysue Ransom; brother, Stephen (Vanessa); the love of his life, Naquita Bassfield; five uncles, seven aunts, and a large extended family and countless friends.