Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas, 31, of Tacoma Park, Maryland died in Nangarhar Province from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations. He was partnered with Afghan forces when he was killed, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation.
Thomas was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Fort Carson. He was stationed at Fort Carson since February.