Niles Richard Thompson
Sergeant, United States Army
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.
Grady, November 2006
THOMPSON, NILES R