12/15/67 Fallen Brother RVN
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12/15/67 BUR2 William D. Thompson, Jr., Healdsburg, CA - Dong Ha NMCB 5

William Dewey Thompson Jr.

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Healdsburg, CA
Date of birth: 06/20/1932
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Builder 2nd Class
ID No: 3271971
MOS: BUR: Builder (Concrete)
Length Service: 04
Unit: NMCB-5, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 12/01/1967
Incident Date: 12/14/1967
Casualty Date: 12/15/1967
Age at Loss: 35 (based on date declared dead)
Location: Dong Ha, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

www.VirtualWall.org/dt/ThompsonWD02a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 32E Line 006

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/51917/WILLIAM-D-THOMPSON-JR

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William is buried at Oakmound Cemetery, 601 Piper Road, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California
Plot: Sec 4 Tier 24
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41925648

DCR Report:
NMCB-5s Detail Foxtrot came under enemy fire while deployed at site A-3 (Con Thien). The resultant enemy action resulted in one KIA, Roger E. Huestis, BUHCN and one WIA, William D. Thompson, BUR2, who later died as a result of wounds received in this action.
Cruise book A-3 work pages 234 & 235 http://www.seabee-rvn.com/RVN-Cruisebooks/MCB-5-1967-68/9709709_QQgHHM#!i=656672218&k=L8qGSHF&lb=1&s=O

BU2 William D. Thompson passed away aboard the USS REPOSE from wounds he received while helping build bunkers for Marines at ALPHA 3 N/NE of Con Thien, South Viet Nam

William Dewey Thompson was known as "Tommy" to his many friends. He had previously served in the Navy from 1950 to 1953 as an Aviation Ordnanceman on the USS Boxer and USS Phillipine Sea and re-enlisted in the Spring of 1967 in the Seabees. He was mortally wounded while building bunkers for the Marines on a hill outpost along the DMZ known as Alpha 3, N/NE of Con Thien, by an NVA rocket. He died aboard the hospital ship USS Repose off the coast of Vietnam.I was only 5 when he died so I never really knew him, yet I have missed him every day of my life.
by Tim Thompson his son Posted on 5/29/03



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