|Thompson began his journalism career as the sports editor for the Command Courier at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
The story of Joe Louis is an old one; the story of the star which has out-lived its light; the soaring meteor which failed to explode in mid-air at the height of its climb, but plummeted down to the same earth with the millions who, moments before, had stared wide-eyed at its beauty. HST, "Fame is a One-Way Ticket," Dec. 17, 1956.
|Thompson would often write in a joking manner to amuse his friends.
In the short span of three weeks, I have become addicted to morphine, cheddar cheese extract, and three more forms of sexual perversion. I need moral aid - send money and a Gideon Bible to Emanuel Hunteros Nama, 110 Morningside Drive, Apt. 53, New York, New York.(Thompson, pg. 93)