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Sgt Clyde Aristide Thomason, Jr
Birth: May 23, 1914
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1942
Makin
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in in Atlanta, Georgia and served as a Sergeant, in Lieutenant Colonel Evans F. Carlson’s 2nd Raider Battalion, U.S. Marines. On August 17, 1942, he was in the lead Marine Raider advance against the Japanese held Island of Makin Atoll. He disposed his men with keen judgment and discrimination. His leadership and personal valor exhorted them to fearless efforts. Later in action while leading an assault against an enemy position he gave his life. In January 1943, his Medal was posthumously presented to his mother by Under Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal, at Washington, D.C. He was also the first enlisted Marine of WW II to receive the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Clyde Aristide Thomason (1879 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Clyde Aristide Thomason (1914 - 1942)*
  Clyde Aristide Thomason (1914 - 1942)
  Sara Jeanette Thomason (1916 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MEDAL OF HONOR
SGT
US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION 60 SITE 8037
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8212564
Sgt Clyde Aristide Thomason, Jr
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- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
 Added: Oct. 28, 2016
A simple "Thank you" is not enough to give to a Georgia Boy and a true American Warrior.
- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016
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