WWII soldier to be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery Friday

The remains of Army Tech. Sgt. Ross H. Thompson will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery on Friday.

MARYVILLE, Tenn — A Tennessee native who died during World War II will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on Friday.

Tech. Sgt. Ross H. Thompson died on Dec. 10, 1942, at age 50. He was a member of the Finance Department, U.S. Army Forces Far East when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands in Dec. 1941, the Army said.

Thompson was reported captured with thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members when forces in Bataan surrendered to the Japanese in 1942.

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