A Soldier's Story: Sergeant William H. Thompkins

On October 3, 1872, the world welcomed Sergeant William H. Thompkins into the world.
Sergeant William H. Tompkins was born on October 3, 1872, in Paterson, New Jersey.

From Paterson, New Jersey, Sergeant William Thompkins enlisted in the U.S. Army, becoming a career soldier.

During the Spanish American War's Battle of Tayacoba, while aboard the USS Florida, Sergeant William Thompkins participated in the rescue of a landing party under fire.

Sergeant William Thompkins spent the rest of his career stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA,  dying on September 24, 1916.


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