Stanley Thomson

"...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..."

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.