Michael George Thompson, 47, was a quiet man deeply devoted to his family. He was an accomplished painter and musician who loved animals and enjoyed building things, such as a storage barn in the back yard of his Yukon home. He also liked to tinker with the Volkswagen he rebuilt by hand. Thompson, a Vietnam veteran, was an employee of the Social Security Administration. He had been honored by the Social Security Administration headquarters in Baltimore for his help in improving the agency’s service delivery to clients in need.