08 December 2009

Press Release- David E. Thomas

Fort Drum Soldier killed in Rhode Island

FORT DRUM, NY - A Fort Drum Soldier was killed in a shooting incident in
Providence, R.I. Sunday, Dec. 6.

Killed was Pvt. David E. Thomas, age 22, of Roxbury, Mass.

Pvt. Thomas served as a multichannel transmission systems
operator-maintainer with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion,
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).

Pvt. Thomas joined the Army in December 2008 and arrived to Fort Drum in
July 2009. His awards and decorations include the National Defense
Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service

The Providence Police Department is leading the investigation.

Fort Drum officials have offered their full cooperation.

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