CPT David J “JP” Thompson

CPT David J “JP” Thompson

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 29 Jan 2010 (aged 39)
Wardak, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 8975
Memorial ID 47451718 · View Source
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Army Capt Thompson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was killed by an interpreter who also killed another soldier before being shot and killed. After always wanting to be a soldier, David fulfilled his dream in 1989 and launched a career that would take him from South Carolina to Alaska and included humanitarian aid deployments with the North Carolina National Guard. From 1999 to 2002, he served in the Guard and in May 2002 he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University. He lived near Fort Bragg with his wife, Emily, and two daughters. David was commander of Operational Detachment Alpha 3334, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and held that position since January 2009. He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan. David's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star medal with "V" device, Army Commendation medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (3), Army Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge (Basic), and Ranger Tab. David was a compassionate and understanding man who could make people feel good just by his laugh. Fellow soldiers said he was one of the greatest men they ever knew and served with.


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  • Maintained by: Brenda N
  • Originally Created by: Sue
  • Added: 2 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47451718
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT David J “JP” Thompson (25 May 1970–29 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47451718, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .