Niles Richard Thompson – Sergeant, United States Army

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His name was Niles Richard Thompson. He passed away July 30, 2003 and his funeral was August 18, 2003.

He was 87 when he died, a veteran of World War II. He served in the Army with the 60th Coast Artillery on Corregidor in the Phillipines, and was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart, and was a POW in Japanese prison camps for 42 months. He always wished to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, even though he lived in Texas.

I never knew my father, I was raised by this man, and he was quite remarkable. I loved him dearly.

Leslie Grady, November 2006

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THOMPSON, NILES R

  • SSGT   US ARMY
  • WORLD WAR II
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/23/1915
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/30/2003
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 67  SITE 2306
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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