Biographies - Sam Thompson|
- Full Name: Sam G. Thompson
- Date Of Birth: 1/2/1926
- Member: Member
- Entered: April 1, 1944
- Drafted: Yes
- Volunteer: No
- Where: Camp Forrest, Tennessee
- Unit: F/274
CIB, Good Conduct, ETO, Purple Heart plus ribbons authorized to unit service. WW2 Vic.
Basic training at Ft. McClellan. I was wounded at Styring-Wendel on March 6, 1945 and
after several months in England at 131st Gen. Hospital I was sent back to the States to be
discharged on Aug 2, 1945 after several months at a convalescent hospital in Florida.
After recovering (more or less) from wounds, managed motion picture theatres in Tenn. and
Ky. until 1955. Then joined Harveys Department Stores (Based in Nashville, TN) as a buyer.
Worked for them 25 years as a buyer, merchandiser and then store manager. Company sold out
in 1980 and I went to work for State of Tennessee as Director of Buying. Stayed until
retirement June 30, 1997. My wife and I will celebrate our 55th anniversary on June 30,
this year on a cruise to Alaska. We live in Clarksville TN which is a city of 125,000
about 40 miles NW of Nashville, TN. Have lived here 31 years. Hobbies include travel,
fishing, tending my lawn, music; I restore old Hammond organs and play them a little
although playing is a matter of opinion.