|Unit||21 TRP CARR SQ 374 TRP CARR WING|
|Rank||Second Lieutenant U.S. Air Force|
|Date of Death||October 15 1951|
|Status||Missing In Action|
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Second Lieutenant Thompson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Second Lieutenant Thompson was a crew member of a C-47A Skytrain transport with the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, "Kyushu Gypsies", 374th Troop Carrier Wing. On October 15, 1951, the aircraft was enroute from Kimpo Air Base, Korea to Brady Air Base, Japan when it crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action while participating in aerial support over Korea on. He was presumed dead on October 5, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.