Soldier from Maryland killed on patrol in Afghanistan

October 6, 2016
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas

Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas

The Pentagon says a Special Forces soldier from Maryland was killed after being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while on patrol with Afghan forces in a northeastern province bordering Pakistan.

The Department of Defense said in a news release that 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in Nangarhar Province.

Officials say Thomas died from wounds sustained when his patrol triggered an improvised explosive device, the incident is under investigation.

Thomas was a medic assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Col.

To honor Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately, and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, Oct. 8.

 
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas

Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas

4 Responses to Soldier from Maryland killed on patrol in Afghanistan

  1. Joe on October 7, 2016 at 8:15 am

    De Oppresso Liber. Sleep well, Team mate.

    AIRBORNE

  2. Anonymous on October 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your service to our country.

  3. Anon on October 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Rest in Peace, Hero.

  4. Anonymous on October 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Prayers for his family and friends .