|"...Once in awhile you'd have a mine that was
cut loose and you're heading right for it and it was just the wake
from the ship that would keep that mine away..."
Name: Stanley B. Thomson
Date of Birth: 1/11/23
Branch of Service: Navy
Dates of Service: July, 1943 to April, 1946
Location of Military Service: Pacific
Mr. Thomson served in the United States Navy during World
War II. he was a Fire Control 3rd Class. He served on the
USS Henry A. Wiley
DM 29 and the
USS Thompson DMS 38
doing minesweeping in the Pacific. Mr.
Thomson started in the V12 Program while he was in college.
He is retired and now does stainless steel sculptors, one of which is in
the Dayton Airport. He was awarded the Victory Medal, good Conduct
Medal, American Theater Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal.
He achieved the rank of Fire Control 3rd Class.