We shall not forget

THOMPSON GALLETY DICKS

The Citadel Class of: 1944
Cadet Company: E (4) (Source: Sphinx 1941), G – Cpl (3) (Sphinx 1943)
Age: 22
Born: 9-Feb-22 in Williston, South Carolina
Hometown: Laramie County, Wyoming
Family: Col. John L. Dicks, ’18 (father), Marjorie Dicks (mother),
Mary E. Dicks (sister)
Rank: Private First Class
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Servicenumber: 14115893
Entered the Service from: Wyoming
Function: Not Available
Regiment: 116th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 1st
Division: 29th Infantry Division
Company: A
Unit: Not Available
Date of death: 6-Jun-44
Status: KIA
Place of death: Normandy, France
Spot: Omaha Beach
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot I Row 8 Grave 20
Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery
Biography: Not Available
Other information: Able Company led the first wave of D-Day landings on Omaha Beach. The company was almost
completely destroyed on landing zone Dog Green.
Source: 29th Division – 116th Regiment – 1st Battalion – A Company – Group Critique Notes
(After Action Report 6 June 1944)

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Sphinx 1941 & 1943, 29infantrydivision.org, 1920/30/40 US Census, New York Passenger Lists (NARA), Findagrave.com

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