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Honor Mission
Walter Pierce Thompson , Retired
USA – Vietnam
Columbia, South Carolina – 04-01-21


SFC Walter Thompson was born on March 20, 1949 in Spartanburg, SC. He was a lifelong and die-hard Clemson fan. After his retirement from the US Army, he worked at Palmetto Health in Richland County as Security, at the Talbert Shives Funeral Home. He found his way back to Ft. Jackson where he again worked in security before retiring again to spend more time with his family. SFC Walter Thompson retired from the US Army after 26 years of honorable service. SFC Thompson was a member of the 101st Airborne and as a Drill Sergeant. He loved his service time spent in in Panama, Germany, and many bases in the United States. He was a Vietnam War Veteran who served as Infantryman and Indirect Fire Infantryman. During his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Silver Star. His other awards included the Army Meritorious Service Ribbon, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal with Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Second Award, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal and a Unit citation Badge. This is a two part mission.

Staging Time: 12:00 PM

Dunbar Funeral Home – NE Location
4219 Hardscrabble Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29229

Ride Captain:

Tom Yeoman
Mentor/Flag Wagon:
JJ Jeffcoat803-600-1669

Special Instructions:

Briefing Time: 12:15 pm (1215).
Flag line at Dunbar Funeral Home Visitation 12:30pm (1230) for visitation until the memorial service starts at 1:30pm (1330).
Escort from Dunbar Funeral Home: 2:00pm (1400) estimated. COVID 19 protocols will be followed. Please bring a mask or other face covering.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 04-01-21
Staging Time: 2:15 PM

Fort Jackson National Cemetery Administration Building
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29229

Ride Captain:

Tom Yeoman
Flag Wagon:
JJ Jeffcoat

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 2:30pm (143)
After the briefing, move to the committal shelter as a group to establish a flag line and maintain it throughout the 3:00pm (1500) service. All COVID protocols will be followed. The use of a face covering or mask is mandatory at the national cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: L.Z. Harrison, Jr.
Position: South Carolina Assistant State Captain

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Walter Pierce Thompson Comment

  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

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