Thompson, Lawrence E., CPL

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Primary Unit
1917-1918, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1918


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oak Hill, Fayette County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 19, 1918
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932) WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War I Fallen
  1918, World War I Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry1st Infantry Division
  1917-1918, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry/F Company
  1917-1918, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Lawrence E. Thompson (ASN: 42873), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Soissons, France, 19 July 1918. In order to ascertain the location of a machine-gun which was inflicting heavy losses upon his platoon, Corporal Thompson unhesitatingly went forward and was killed in the performance of this courageous duty.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1919)
Action Date: 19-Jul-18
Service: Army
Rank: Corporal
Company: Company F
Regiment: 16th Infantry Regiment
Division: 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces
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