Thomas, Adam S., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18D-Special Forces Medical Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2016-2016, 18D, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
2008 - 2016
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Special Forces

Staff Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Takoma Park, Maryland
Last Address
Colorado Springs, CO

Casualty Date
Oct 04, 2016
Hostile, Died of Wounds
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 82nd Airbone Division Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
OIF/OEF Fallen
  2016, OIF/OEF Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)Military Freefall Parachutist
Special Forces

 Unit Assignments
3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne DivisionSpecial Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  2008-2012, 11B30, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
  2013-2015, 11B30, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  2016-2016, 18D, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2008-2008 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
  2011-2012 Transition I (2011-14)
  2016-2016 Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS)
 Colleges Attended 
Saint Olaf College
  2004-2008, Saint Olaf College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas is a native of Lyon County, Minnesota. He enlisted in the Army in April, 2008 at the age of 22 as an 11B Infantryman. He completed both Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was at the rank of Specialist when he was assigned to 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as a Rifleman, Sniper, and Scout Squad Leader. He excelled in Soldiering and Leadership during his years with the 82nd and quickly attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He deployed twice with the 82nd as an Infantryman, a 12-month deployment in 2008-2009 to Iraq, and a 9-month deployment in 2011-2012 to Afghanistan.

In 2012, Thomas successfully completed the U.S. Army's Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. He graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course in October, 2015 and was assigned as an 18D Medical Sergeant to 10th SFG (A) in February, 2016. He deployed with 2nd Battalion, 10th SFG (A) to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel June 19, 2016.

Staff Sgt. Thomas' military education and advanced skills training include: Modern Army Combatives Level I, Basic Airborne Course, Ranger School, Special Forces Sniper Course Level II, Warrior Leader Course, Special Operations Combat Medic Course, Advanced Leader Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course, and Basic Military Freefall Parachutist Course.

Staff Sgt. Thomas' awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon 3, NATO Medal 2, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert with Carbine.

He was married for almost seven years to the former Mackenzie Megan Hale of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation,

A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. A light luncheon reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard.
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