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James Edward Thompson

James Edward Thompson

                         Name: James Edward Thompson

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

                         Unit: NSD, Pearl Harbor

                         Rank: Seaman 1st Class

                         Dates of Service: 6 Nov. 1944-
                         18 Mar. 1946

                         Theater of Service: Asiatic-Pacific,

James E. Thompson at Great Lakes, Ill.
Scottsville News, 7 December 1944 (p.1):

James E. Thompson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Thompson, R. 2, Scottsville, is receiving his initial Naval indoctrination at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.

His recruit training consists of instruction in seamanship, military drill and general Naval procedure. During this period, a series of aptitude tests will be taken by the recruit to determine whether he will be assigned to a Naval Service School or to immediate duty at sea.

When his recruit training is done, the seaman will receive a period of leave.

                         James E. Thompson's Oral History

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