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Tullie Thompson Returns Home, Olivia Times, 11-28-1918

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Tulley or Tullie (Theodore Oscar) Thompson with Mabel Ludy Muir Thompson circa 1916
Tulley Thompson
October 30, 1890 – May 27, 1954
From the Renville County in World War I: 1917, 1918, 1919 book published by the Olivia Times in 1920

Tullie (Theodore Oscar) Thompson, a former Olivia boy, has recently returned from France, where he spent several months in the front line trenches, and is at present visiting his relatives in Minneapolis. He enlisted in Minneapolis and for a time was stationed at St. Louis. Later he was removed to Camp Dix, New Jersey, where he was promoted to sergeant, going from there to France. From June 2 until Oct. 21st he was constantly in the trenches as sergeant of scouts, and during that time he took part in four battles, namely, Beulah Woods, June 2, Marne July 15, St. Mihiel, Sept. 11th and Argonne, Sept. 26th. He never received a wound, although on one occasion his helmet was shot off his head, and never was ill. He has a gun which he captured from a German captain, whom he shot, and other souvenirs of the war. Mrs. Freidrichs met him in Minneapolis a few days ago and spent a very interesting hour in his company, listening to him relate his experience. Tullie is a graduate of the Olivia High School and was a fast baseball player when here. He left here some seven years ago to go to Canada, where he engaged in business.