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Here’s The Scoop….A Great Loss For A Dear Friend

It’s a very sad day for my friend John Thompson and his family….

He has lost his only son after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. A great loss for any parent and we extend our deepest sympathy in this difficult time.

Below is the obituary John sent…..to his friends soon after his son’s passing….in true John Thompson fashion…. it is thoughtful….informative and well prepared.

THOMPSON, COL Roger M.W., USAR, of Flower Mound, 8/17/2008, after a valiant 4½-year struggle against pancreatic cancer. Born 4/15/56 in Berlin, Germany, he graduated from International School Beverweerd in Werkhoven, Netherlands; Westminster College (PA); the ROTC program at Youngstown U., Ohio; and the Command & General Staff College. Following MI Branch training, he served with the 1st I.D.; as PAO with the 3rd A.D. in Frankfurt; and analyst with the 66th MI Bde. in Munich. Transferring from active duty, he served as an intelligence officer with INS and later Sr. Intelligence Officer with DHS in Dallas, where he remained active in Army Reserve, most recently as Commander of the Joint Intelligence Task Force (Pacific) at NAS Fort Worth. Post 9/11 he completed two mobilization deployments, first to the Pacific Command at Pearl Harbor and recently to DIA in Virginia. COL Thompson holds numerous awards including the Legion of Merit and Philippines Presidential Unit Citation. He was active in homeowner association affairs and a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Susan Maltbe, son, John B. Thompson, III, daughter Kirsten Ingrid Thompson, his parents John & Ingrid Thompson of Pompano Beach, FL, his sister Caroline Adiletto and nephews Stephen, Ryan and Tyler Adiletto of Bensalem, PA. Services will be [date & time to be determined] at Trietsch UMC, 6101 Morriss Rd., Flower Mound, followed by interment at Flower Mound Cemetery, 1501 Flower Mound Rd. Friends are encouraged to support the National Plan to combat Pancreatic Cancer Research, details:www.pancan.org

For John’s many friends and fellow CIC members a donation can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research in his son Roger Thompson’s memory….

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