About William H Thompkins
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
THOMPKINS, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: Private, Troop G, 10th U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date: At Tayabacoa, Cuba, 30 June 1898. Entered Service At: Paterson, N.J. Birth: Paterson, N.J. Date of Issue: 23 June 1899.
Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.