Oklahoma Panhandle soldier dies in Afghanistan PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2010 10:45

• Special to the Daily Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Hooker, Okla., soldier and a soldier from New Hampshire have died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Army Capt. David Thompson and 19-year-old Spc. Marc Decoteau died Friday of injuries they sustained in Wardak province.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command provided no specific information on how the men died. According to a news release, the deaths are under investigation.

Thompson, of Hooker, was commander of Operational Detachment Alpha 3334, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Army says he enlisted in 1989.

It was the first deployment for Decoteau, of Waterville Valley, N.H., who was assigned to the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

 

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