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William Thompson
Birth: Aug. 16, 1927
Death: Aug. 23, 1950

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Korean War in the United States Army as a Private First Class in Company M, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Haman, Korea, August 6, 1950. His citation reads "Pfc. Thompson, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. While his platoon was reorganizing under cover of darkness, fanatical enemy forces in overwhelming strength launched a surprise attack on the unit. Pfc. Thompson set up his machine gun in the path of the onslaught and swept the enemy with withering fire, pinning them down momentarily thus permitting the remainder of his platoon to withdraw to a more tenable position. Although hit repeatedly by grenade fragments and small-arms fire, he resisted all efforts of his comrades to induce him to withdraw, steadfastly remained at his machine gun and continued to deliver deadly, accurate fire until mortally wounded by an enemy grenade. Pfc. Thompson's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflect the highest credit on himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of military service". His Medal was posthumously issued on August 2, 1951. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Long Island National Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York, USA
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