Yeoman Thompson was the first one to die, in By Any Other Name. When Kirk and his party successfully escaped their cell, they were arrested by the Kelvans, and then Kirk was disciplined by being forced to watch helplessly as this woman under his command was killed.
Thompson was one courageous young lady. Even though she realized she had been slated for extermination, she faced her fate very bravely - without any silly stereotypical girly garbage like screaming or crying. She was a stoical soldier as she faced death.
The Kelvan commander, Rojan, asked his henchman to reduce her to a small dry object. While she was in that form, she could still be restored. But then he crushed the object, and Thompson's hope for restored life was thereby destroyed.
Kirk was overwhelmed at this display. He crouched and scooped up two handsful of her ashes, and looked utterly stricken. From that moment forward, he proceeded against the Kelvans very cautiously.
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