“Pfc. George E. Thompson died on Okinawa, May 20th from wounds received in action April 30th, the War Department has notified his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Thompson. Pfc. Thompson was a veteran of four major campaigns and was with the famed 77th Liberty Division. He has been awarded the purple heart posthumously for wounds that caused his death. Pfc. Thompson was 29 years and 11 days old and had been in service 37 months. . . . ”
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 26 Jul 1945, Vol. 65, No. 30.
Buried Emory Heights Cemetery, Roane, TN