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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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
Yes
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: [1 item item] --Oral history interview
Contributor:
William Ward Thompson
Contributor:
Mark Kulikowski
Contributor:
Mark Kulikowski
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.67219
Subjects:
Thompson, William Ward
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
William Ward Thompson Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.67219), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 9/21/2009
 

 

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