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December 14, 2012

SALUTING OUR VETERANS: Army vet recalls Hitler, World War II tales


Thomson received his discharge papers in May of 1946 at the Separation Center at Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

He resumed his career at General Dynamics, where he ran engines and set them up for flight testing. After working there for close to 30 years, Thomson retired to enjoy a family life with a daughter, who lives in New Mexico, and his third wife, Ruby, whom he married in 2000.

“I found a girl in Weatherford that wanted to be married to me,” he laughed. “Third time was the charm!”

Looking back on his military career, Thomson, who turns 91 on Dec. 23, is unsure if he would go through the same motions as before.

“I just don’t know whether I would have volunteered again or not,” he said.

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