Donald D. Thompson was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and graduated from Flint Southwestern in 1968 after lettering in three sports. Three weeks later he was in the US Navy. He volunteered for submarine duty and over the next 22 years he served on five different submarines. Donald also did shore tours as an Instructor at Bangor, Washington; a rating assignments detailer in Washington D.C.; and he retired in 1991 after a tour of duty with Submarine Squadron Eleven in San Diego.
Donald's pride and joy is his wife Susan and they recently celebrated their 34th anniversary. They have two sons, William and Robert; a beautiful and gracious daughter-in-law Yolanda; and Grandson Kyle with Granddaughter Allison on the way. Donald began to dabble in writing his novels while he was still in the Navy.
Biography provided by the author, January 2003.