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William Ward Thompson Collection

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William Ward Thompson Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William Ward Thompson
State of Birth:
NY
Home State:
NY
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1952-1960
Entrance into Service:
Drafted
Branch of Service:
Marine Corps
Unit of Service:
Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Location of Service:
Camp Pendleton and San Francisco, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Vieques Island, Puerto Rico; Caribbean; Japan; Korea; Nevada
Highest Rank:
Sergeant
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Veteran participated in the Badger Shot, Operation Upshot-Knothole Atomic Bomb Test Series in Nevada, 4/18/1953. Veteran indicated that he was "irradiated during Operation Upshot-Knothole".

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Mark Kulikowski
Contributor:
Mark Kulikowski
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/67219
Subjects:
Thompson, William Ward
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
William Ward Thompson Collection
(AFC/2001/001/67219), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   9/21/2009

 

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