1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
From Shenandoah County, Virginia
KIA in Afghanistan - August 27, 2007
Thomas Wilson, a young man from Shenandoah County, died Monday from wounds suffered in an ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan. He was 10 days away from returning home from combat duty. After graduating from Central High School in Woodstock in 2004, where he was active on the track team, he attended West Virginia University before joining the Army.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Pfc. Wilson's family at this difficult time. A grateful nation thanks them for their sacrifice.
Update: Funeral services are tentatively planned for Monday at Central High School in Woodstock.
More at the Richmond Times Dispatch and PilotOnline.com.