Carl Lester Thompson

USS West Virginia

Carl Lester Thompson, Jr. entered the Navy on March 8, 1940 and was Honorably discharged on May 20, 1946 with the rate of Chief Motor Machinist's Mate.  He was in the Mess line to get breakfast when the attack took place and he talked about having to swim under the burning oil in the harbor.

Photo of Carl Thompson and unknown Nolan.

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