WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Special Forces soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Oct. 4 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations. The incident is under investigation.
Thomas was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colorado.
Thomas’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with campaign star), Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and Basic Military Free Fall Parachute Badge.