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  SSG John Walter Thompson    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Delta Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SSG John Walter Thompson, who died in the service of his country on January 3rd, 1968 in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Rocket/Mortar. At the time of his death John was 31 years of age. He was from Brinklaw, Maryland. John is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 33E, Line 33.

The decorations earned by SSG John Walter Thompson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


SSG Thompson is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Site 2484