Pfc. George E. Thompson died on Okinawa, May 20th from wounds received in action April 30th, the War Department has notified his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson. Pfc. Thompson was a veteran of four major campaigns and was with the famed 77th Liberty Division. He has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously for wounds that caused his death. Pfc. Thompson was 29 years and 11 days old and had been in service 37 months. . . . 
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 26 Jul 1945, Vol. 65, No. 30.

Buried Emory Heights Cemetery, Roane County, TN

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 May 1916
  • Date of death: 20 May 1945
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Harriman
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Okinawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Emory Heights Cemetery, Roane County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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