T.J. Thompson

T.J. Thompson


The military wasn’t a way out of poverty for me

By: - August 2, 2021

I grew up on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia. We lived in a sewage-ravaged, bug-infested trailer park. I didn’t realize we were poor at first — I thought that’s just how things were. But it was a difficult place to grow up, and as I got older, I wanted to […]