DAVID M. THOMPSON, LT, USN

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Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:

DAVID MATHEW THOMPSON

Dave entered the brick factory via Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) H.S., where he was a star quarterback. Being a level-headed, conscientious sort, he adapted surprisingly well to the navy way of doing things. Plebe summer posed no major obstacles, save for a "Ridiculously Early" reveille, and he breezed through "Freshman" year. Youngster year found him playing 150-lb. football, an activity which took up most of his time each succeeding fall. During the fall of 2/c year Dave had this thing going with the 3rd Batt BOOW for more than a few week-ends, but, that crisis, too, passed away. First class year was the culmination of three years hard work for Dave, although he still found time for football, dragging his OAO, and weapons. Moreover, he gained some practical experience as a leader during his tenure as company commander. Aviation summer put Dave's mind on the express track to Pensacola where he'll eventually get his aviator's wings to wear over the Navy-Marine jump wings he already rates.