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CPL Lance M. Thompson, Never Forgotten!

Posted by Etherton Hardwoods on May 26, 2021

CPL Lance M. Thompson, Never Forgotten!

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson, US Marine

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson, USMC. Gave is life for the United States of America November 15, 2004
KIA - November 15, 2004
Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

21 years of age, from Upland, Indiana.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Nov. 15 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.

During Lance M. Thompson's time in Iraq, he saw both the ridiculous and the profound. At one point, he found himself sitting in Saddam Hussein's abandoned hot tub. At another, he saw the bodies of a young mother clutching a small child in a mass grave. "He saw that and thought he was doing the right thing," said his father, Gregory Thompson said.

Lance M. Thompson, CPL USMC was KIA on November 15, 2004. Etherton Hardwoods salutes Lance and all who have paid the ultimate price this Memorial Day.

Lance Thompson, 21, of Upland, Ind., was killed Nov. 15, 2004 in an explosion in Ramadi. He was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and was on his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Lance M. Thompson was a United States Marine who was Killed in Action on November 15, 2004. Etherton Hardwoods remembers Lance and all who have laid down there lives for freedom this Memorial Day.

"He made a comment to me in an e-mail in October," Greg Thompson said. "It was better to be fighting terrorists in a foreign land than in the streets of New York or Chicago." Thompson graduated from high school in 2001 and joined the Marines a few months later. "Lance's motto was 'gung-ho,' and he wanted to keep going," said Matt Dalton, Thompson's stepbrother.

CPL Lance M. Thompson, US Marine - KIA November 15, 2004 while service with 2/5 Marines in Iraq.

Dalton said he knows Lance is looking down on him. "When I'm working the streets, patrolling as a deputy sheriff and as a firefighter, I know he's going to be my guardian angel," he said.

Lance M. Thompson, CPL United States Marine Corps - KIA November 15, 2004 - Operation Iraqi Freedom - Etherton Hardwoods Remembers all the fallen this Memorial Day.
Etherton Hardwoods will never forget CPL Lance Thompson and the sacrifice he made to protect our freedoms in the United States of America. This Memorial Day we remember...and always. Semper Fidelis.