Clarence A. Thompson
Colonel Clarence A. Thompson rose from Platoon Leader to Company Commander with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment in Europe during World War II. Some of his duty assignments include: Assistant PMS&T N.C. State College; Bn S-3, 82nd Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Regiment XO, 11th Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Bn CO, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Chief, 3rd Army Operations Branch, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Chief, Joint Arms Branch, Brazil; Chief, D&M branch, D.CSUTR, USCONARC. | Colonel Thompson's military education and training includes: the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Ranger School, Troop Transportation, Special Weapons, Command and General Staff College, Language School and the Jungle Warfare School. | His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster); CIB ( star); Orde de Wilhum (Holland); Croix de Guerre (Belgium).