Thompson, Robert Dewey, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry /A Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Sergeant


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wymer
Last Address
Wymer

Casualty Date
May 23, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 092

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Vietnam (USARV)196th Infantry Brigade (Light) 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1966-1967, 11B10, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1966-1967, 11B10, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) /HHC
  1966-1967, 11B10, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry /A Company
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 78

(By Delegates Hartman and D. Campbell) 
Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 42-33-23.03, on US 33 crossing the Cheat River which is about ten miles east of Elkins, West Virginia, the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson Memorial Bridge”; and

    Whereas, Robert Dewey Thompson was born on October 10, 1944 to Dewey and Margie Thompson in Wymer, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Thompson entered the service on September 20, 1965 and trained at Fort Bevens, Massachusetts; and

    Whereas, Mr. Thompson achieved the rank of Sergeant in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade; and

    Whereas, Sergeant Thompson tragically died while bravely serving his country on May 23, 1967 as a result of an exploding land mine in Vietnam; and Whereas, Sergeant Thompson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and various awards from the South Vietnamese government; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia That the Legislature hereby requests the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to name bridge number 42-33-23.03, located on US 33 crossing the Cheat River which is about ten miles east of Elkins, West Virginia, the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entry of said bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be the “Sergeant Robert Dewey Thompson Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, and the surviving family of Robert Dewey Thompson.

   
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