RusselL E. Thompson
Friday, July 27, 1945 pg. 1
“Dies of Wounds: English Hospital”
Staff Sergeant Russell (Buster) Thompson died in England on July 8 from injuries received in Germany on April 10, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. O. Thompson of Scotia, from the war department.
Sergeant Thompson entered the service in July, 1943. He received his training at Camp Roberts and Camp Meade, Maryland. He was sent overseas in October, 1944.
He was a graduate of the Fortuna High school and was employed by the Safeway Stores of Eureka before entering the service.
Besides his parents, Sergeant Thompson is survived by his wife, Frances, and two children, Michele and Michael, of Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Carpenter of Loleta and Mrs. John Ruger of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
While working in Eureka, Thompson was employed in the meat department of the Safeway Stores and Seventh and E streets.