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Sanco Thompson, Sr.

Submitted by: Sonya R. Grantham {Granddaughter}


Sanco ThompsonSanco Thompson, Sr. served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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My grandfather Sanco Thompson, Sr. from Columbia, South Carolina. He was a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division Colored, WWI and I have found service records for the 369th Harlem Hell Fighters.

My grandfather is buried in the Childs Cemetery in Richland County, South Carolina. The cemetery is located on the grounds of a former manufacturing plant. The site was also the former Wade Hampton Plantation. The Llysander D. Child's purchased the plantation during the Reconstruction Era.

I have restored and documented people that are buried in the cemetery-for nine and have for years - solo. I'm proud to be the granddaughter of a WWI Soldier.

The Cemetery is home to the first and only memorial markers in the United States to memorialize the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division; Colored of WWI. I plan to make the site into a memorial Park.

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