US-Army

US Army Staff Sergeant Matthew V. Thompson. 23 AUG 2016.

Died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his patrol while conducting dismounted operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Thompson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

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U.S. Army Special Forces snipers, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Operational Detachment-A and U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to the 284th Air Support Operation Squadron, guide AH1 Cobra attack helicopters, assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducting a close air support mission during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016.