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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1917 1
Georgia 1
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Person:
Byron W Thompson 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1917 1
Georgia 1
Residence:
Place: Haralson County, Georgia 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
08 Mar 1944 1
Army Branch:
No branch assignment 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
34971794 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft McPherson Atlanta Georgia 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Skilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0876 1
Film Reel Number: 3.298 1

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE

GERMANY

BYRON WHITE THOMPSON WAS BORN IN BREMEN GA. HARALSON CO. JULY 26, 1917 AND DIED IN GERMANY 6 APRIL 1945 NEAR THE END OF THE WAR.  HE WAS MARRIED AND HAD ONE SON WHO WAS ALMOST 4 YEARS OLD WHEN HIS DADDY DIED.  HE IS BURIED IN HOLLAND AT A MILITARY CEMETERY.

HIS DEATH OCCURED WHEN HE WAS INJURED BY GUNFIRE ON A ROAD THAT HE AND OTHER SOLDIERS WERE WALKING ON.  THE TARGET WAS A CAR THAT WAS CARRYING HIGH RANKING OFFICERS.  HE AND THE OTHER SOLDIERS JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.  HE WAS A PRIVATE IN THE ARMY AND ENTERED THE SERVICE IN THE LATTER PART OF THE WAR.  BESIDES HIS WIFE AND SON HE LEFT BEHIND HIS MOTHER WHO WAS A WIDOW AND TWO SISTERS AND THREE BROTHERS.  ALL THREE OF THESE BROTHERS ALSO SERVED IN THE WAR.  HE HAD ONE SISTER WHO HAD DIED IN 1942, HIS FATHER DIED IN 1944 WHEN HIS TRUCK WAS HIT BY A TRAIN.  THIS FAMILY WENT THROUGH MUCH TRAGEDY.

I AM HIS NIECE AND I NEVER KNEW HIM OR MY GRANDFATHER OR MY AUNT.

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