William C. Tompkins

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A CORPORAL AND AS RIFLEMAN IN COMPANY C, FIRST BATTALION, FIRST MARINES, FIRST MARINE DIVISION (REINFORCED) IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON PELELIU, PALAU ISLANDS DURING 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART WITH GOLD STAR.