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Horace Emery Thompson,

Horace Emery Thompson

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(b. 1921 Van Zandt County, TX d. 1944 in Pisa, Italy).

 

 Buried in the Elm Grove Cemetery, SW Row 20, Lot 3, Van Zandt County, TX. TEC 5 439AAA AW BN CAC. WWII. 

 

 

 Full military services were held on December 1, 1948, with Reverend Harley Groom, officiating.

         "IN MEMORY OF HORACE E. THOMPSON"

                              
      OUR BROTHER

AUGUST 10, 1921, EIGHTY TWO YEARS AGO IN EAST TEXAS
A BABY BOY WAS BORN.
HE WAS THE FIRST CHILD IN A FAMILY OF ELEVEN,
THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT HE IS SMILING
DOWN ON US TODAY FROM HEAVEN.

HE HAD NO OLDER BROTHERS OR SISTERS TO TEACH
HIM THE WAY.
HE GREW UP DURING THE DEPRESSION, TIMES WERE HARD,
FOOD WAS A LUXURY.
HIS LOVE FOR HIS COUNTRY AND FAMILY NEVER DID SWAY.

A DICATOR HAD TO BE STOPPED, IN 1941 OUR WORLD
WAR II BEGAN.
THOUSANDS OF OUR YOUNG MEN THEY DID SEND.
MANY GAVE THE  ULTIMATE PRICE FOR FREEDOM
THAT WE TODAY ENJOY,
HOW WELL DO WE KNOW THAT EACH WAS A MOTHER'S BOY.

THE LOSS OF A LOVE ONE IN BATTLE LEAVES AN UNBEARABLE  MENTAL SCAR.
THIS IS THE CROSS WE BEAR WHEN AMERICA GOES TO WAR.
TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, COMFORT WE CAN FIND,
KEEP YOUR EYE UPON THE CROSS, BE READY TO GO WHEN
GOD SAYS, IT'S NOW YOUR TIME.

AT AGE SEVEN, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY A TELE-GRAM WE DID RECEIVE.
AUGUST 15, 1944, HORACE E. THOMPSON WAS KILLED IN
ACTION IN ITALY.

THE WAR DEPARTMENT HAD DELIVERED THOUSANDS TO
OTHER MOTHERS,
THIS ONE WAS PERSONAL, BECAUSE HE WAS OUR BROTHER.

RANDALL GROOM THOMPSON
JANUARY 2003

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