The Everyday Patriot
Chronicling the lives of United States Military Personnel, one Patriot at a time.
Monday, May 14, 2018
A Soldier's Story: Sergeant William H. Thompkins
On October 3, 1872 the world welcomed Sergeant William H. Thompkins into the world.
From Paterson, New Jersey, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, becoming a career soldier.
During the Spanish American War's Battle of Tayacoba, while aboard the USS Florida, participated in the rescue of a landing party under fire.
Sergeant Thompkins spent the rest of his career stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA, dying on September 24, 1916.
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Spanish American War
Paterson, NJ, USA
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