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1943 Floodstage “Home on Pass & Nearly Impassable,” by Erwin A. Thompson

The first time that a flood really affected my life was the flood of 1943. That was one of the big ones. INBETWEEN ARKANSAS & TEXAS TRAINING CAMPS IN WORLD WAR II Ruth and I were coming home from our tour of duty at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Our unit was being moved from that location […]

Riehl’s poem “TREASURE CHEST” from “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” tells father’s life of service…in the service [World War II] and back home

Janet Grace Riehl and Erwin A. Thompson, father-daughter writing team TREASURE CHEST by Janet Grace Riehl from “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” He labors in the grove of service. Remembers flat tires, repaired. Loans proffered for crises. Then his somber face glows with the light of a thousand-watt angel. Memories of good turns returned is a […]

World War II: Gripping Story of Erwin A. Thompson’s “Down to the Wire” Night Patrol story told by Laura Griffith in The Telgraph…article and video

“Even with his body ravaged by shrapnel, Erwin Thompson managed to drag one of his men back to safety. He didn’t know it, but th man was about to return the favor. “Thompson, now 92 and living in Jersey County, remembers a time during World War II when he was put in charge of a […]