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CPT David John Paul “JP” Thompson

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CPT David John Paul “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

CPT US Army
3rd Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group, out of Fort Bragg, NC

He was killed by an interpreter who also killed another soldier before being shot and killed. After always wanting to be a soldier, he 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 and two daughters. He 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. Among his military awards and decorations were 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.

Interment on February 9, 2010.

CPT US Army
3rd Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group, out of Fort Bragg, NC

He was killed by an interpreter who also killed another soldier before being shot and killed. After always wanting to be a soldier, he 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 and two daughters. He 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. Among his military awards and decorations were 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.

Interment on February 9, 2010.


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  • Maintained by: A Horan
  • Originally Created by: Sue
  • Added: 2 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 47451718
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47451718/david-john_paul-thompson: accessed ), memorial page for CPT David John Paul “JP” Thompson (25 May 1970–29 Jan 2010), Find a Grave Memorial ID 47451718, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by A Horan (contributor 47237309) .