Ralph Albert Thompson
Born 21 June 1931
Buried at Harriman Cemetery, Harriman, TN

Private First Class Thompson was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 23 October 1951
Harriman, Oct. 23 – Pvt. Ralph A. Thompson was killed in action in Korea Oct. 4, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon C. Thompson, Margrave Road, have been notified. Pvt. Thompson has two brothers in service. One is in Japan and the other in Germany.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 June 1931
  • Date of death: 4 October 1951
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Harriman
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Harriman Cemetery, Harriman, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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