WILLIAM D THOMPSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM DEWEY THOMPSON JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM D THOMPSON JR

PANEL / LINE

32E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

06/20/1932

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HEALDSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sonoma County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

BUR2

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM DEWEY THOMPSON JR
POSTED ON 6.1.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

BUHCN Roger E. Huestis and BUR2 William D. Thompson Jr. were Navy Seabees serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On December 14, 1967, they were assisting the 11th Engineer Battalion Marines on Fire Support Base Alpha-3 near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), three miles northeast of Con Thien Hill (Hill 158) in Quang Tri Province, RVN, when enemy mortar rounds fell on their position. Huestis suffered a fatal head wound and Thompson was seriously injured. Thompson was taken to NSA Station Hospital in Da Nang where he expired the following day. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam, Monthly Historical Supplement, December 1967]
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POSTED ON 6.20.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Petty Officer Second Class William Dewey Thompson Jr., Served with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, United States Naval Forces Vietnam (USNAVFORV).
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POSTED ON 11.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear BUR2 William Dewey Thompson Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.25.2012
POSTED BY: Pat Clarendon

William D Thompson - memories

Although I did not know this wonderful person, for some odd reason, when cleaning out a garage of a family member, I came across a box of Daddy's papers and they are from your dad. Things that I can't abelieve are not with you and your family. Maybe you have been looking for these things for a long, long time. If they were my dad's, I would not ever stop looking for these things. Please call 508-477-7458 and you can maybe help me out with these things and I can mail them to you. I wanted to cry and did when I found all these things. I pulled some things out of this garage last March and I have just started to go through the things - there was a house fire in 2005 and my brother thought these were important enough to pull out. Now he is dead and I have just realized these belong to you - please my e-mail is pmac9@comcast.net and my phone # is above. Thank you for all your family has given to so many - I find myself missing this gentleman and I never met him and don't know who he is - just through these things.
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POSTED ON 6.20.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Oakmound Cemetery in Healdsburg, CA. PH
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