A powerful event in a journey home. Even in death this patriot makes people proud, and brings tears to their eyes. This Green Beret has not been the only hero has come home for his final resting, but one who was filmed coming home to North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham Airport on Tuesday is, Warrant Officer 1 Shawn Thomas, of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. Here is more from the ARMY TIMES:
A Special Forces warrant officer has died from injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, a U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman confirmed to Army Times on Thursday.
Warrant Officer 1 Shawn Thomas, of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, died Feb. 2, Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt confirmed. His death was first reported by U.S. Army W.T.F.! Moments.
“Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd Special Forces Group officials said in a statement.
Officials couldn’t specify the type of vehicle or any other details of the accident because of the ongoing investigation, said Sgt. 1st Class Victor Aguirre, a USASOC spokesman.
Thomas and members of his unit are part of a contingent of soldiers, both civil affairs and Special Forces, deployed to central Africa to train local troops and support the local population in countering the spread of terrorist groups.
“SF teams are advising members of the Nigerien Armed Forces who are conducting counter-Boko Haram operations to bring stability to the Lake Chad Basin region,” Aguirre said.
He is survived by his wife and four children.
While I show this video of this singular man… my heart bleeds red-white-and-blue for all our service members… especially the ones who gave it all….