Thompson, Charles Fullington

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Thompson, Charles Fullington, born 11-12-1882 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the son of John Justin Thompson and Ida May Fullington. He graduated from the US Military Academy  in 1904 and eventually became a Major General in the United States Army. One of General Thompson’s appointments during World War I was adjutant of the Eighty-Second Division. He participated in the St. Mihiel offensive. He won the Distinguished Service Medal.  and the Medal of the French Legion of Honor. In 1921 he was Chief of Press Relations for Military Intelligence. General Dwight Eisenhower served as Chief of Staff under General Thompson when the latter commanded the Army’s Third Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, in 1940-41. The division moved in 1941 to Couth Carolina for manoeuvres that first brought the President to prominence. He was a Lieutenant Colonel at that time. On 11-08-1941, General Thompson was assigned to command of the First Army Corps, nickname  “Eye Corps”  at Columbia, South Carolina. In the subsequent manoeuvres he commanded that Corps in exercised against the Second Corps. The manoeuvres lasted until the end of November. He was Commanding General of the Military District of Washington in 1944-45 and then retired from the Army.

Death and burial ground of Thompson, Charles Fullington.

He had made his home in Washington.  Charles Thompson died at the age of 71, on 15-06-1954 and is buried with his wife Laura, born Jenks, who died age 68, in 1955, on the Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2. Close by the graves of General, Commander 92nd “ Negro Division”, Edward “Ned” Almond, Major General, Commander 8th Bomber Command Europe, Frederick  Anderson, Navy Admiral, “Operation Crossroads”, William Blandy, General, Commander 32nd Infantry Division, nickname ” Les Terribles” “Red Arrow”   Clovis Byres, casualties during their 654 days of combat, 7.267. Navy Admiral. Battle of the Leyte Gulf, Robert Carney, Air Force General Lieutenant, Claire Major General and commander of the 5th Infantry Division, Joseph Michael Cummins, Claire Chennault, Lieutenant General, Commander 4th Corps, Italy Campaign, Willis Dale Crittenberger, Brigadier General, First African-American General, Benjamin DavisQuartermaster Lieutenant General, John Lesesne De Witt, Major General and Head OSS, Willian Donovan

, Brigadier General, Speck Easley, Marine Corps Major General, Commander 1st Raider Battalion , Merritt “Red Mike” Edson, Lieutenant General, VIII Army, Robert Eichelberger, Navy Admiral, Commander Nord Pacific Fleet, Frank Fletscher and Navy Admiral, Commander VII Forces, William Fechteler,Lieutenant General, Commander 86th Infantry Division, Ridgeley Gaither, Major General, Commander 29th Infantry Division “Blue and Gray” , D-Day, Charles Hunter Gerhardt, Admiral, U.S. Chief of Naval Material, John Gingrich and U.S. Brigadier General, “ Merrills Marauders “ in Burma, Frank Dawn Merrill, U.S. 4* Navy Vice Admiral. Commander U.S.S. Hornet, Doolittle Raid, Marc Mitscher and Brigade General, Assistant Commanding General, 45th Division, John Huston Church.


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