“He wasn't the biggest guy, but people reacted to him like he was giant.”

Thompson Williams grew up in Oklahoma as one of eight children. His father, Melford Williams, was a tribal leader of the Caddo Nation and a World War II veteran who had a big impact on Thompson’s life.

At StoryCorps, Thompson’s son, Kiamichi-tet, sat down with his dad to learn more about his grandfather.

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Thompson also told his son about his father’s death from a heart attack in 1978.

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Music Info: "That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos" by Chris Zabriskie from the Album Undercover Vampire Policeman
Produced by Jud Esty-Kendall
Facilitated by Daniel Sitts
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