LINDA AND BILL WERE MARRIED
IN NOV 1999.
ECHOS OF FREEDOM
As we discussed in our telephone conversation several months ago, I am forwarding information on a 1928 Thompson donated to the City of Marietta, Ga. historical museum by aWWII vet named Mr. Louis Sohn. The serial number is S-130420
Mr. Sohn was on the ground D-Day+ "several" days. He said that he found the Thompson under a dead American Paratrooper inside of a small house inland from Utah Beach. The paratrooper was lying face down and Mr. Sohn rolled him over to check him. The Thompson was underneath the body and was battle damaged as is evident in the photographs. Mr. Sohn brought the Ď28 home and has stored it in his home since his return from WWII. The only alterations made to the Ď28 was the filing off of the sharp edges on the top of the receiver caused by passage of the projectile that damaged it. His physical condition has prevented me from speaking to Mr. Sohn as of this date, but I am continuing to work for an interview.
The photographs detail the screw holes in the right
side of the front grip where the sling swivel was originally mounted and
the battle damage on the top right, immediately behind the ejection
port. British proof marks are clearly visible. Presumably, this piece of
history was last fired in June 1944. In July 1999, 55
years later, it again echoed freedoms call. I
loaded several 20 rd. magazines and a "Lí drum and headed to the
range. From the first round to the last the enemy was limited time and
ammunition. Itís funny how the time flies and I never seem to go home
with any ammo.