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Two Fort Campbell soldiers killed when their unit came under fire

 

Fort Campbell, KY — Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were killed June 27th when their unit came under small arms fire in the Konar province, Afghanistan.

Both Soldiers were infantrymen assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.)

Staff Sgt.  Eric B. Shaw

Staff Sgt.  Eric B. Shaw

Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw

Staff Sgt.  Eric B. Shaw, 31, of Exeter, ME. Shaw entered the Army in October 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2005.

His awards and decorations include:  Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Combat Infantry Badge; Overseas Service Ribbon; Expert Infantry Badge; Air Assault Badge and  Weapons Qualification: M4 (expert).

Shaw is survived by his wife, Audrey R. Shaw; and daughters Madison and Victoria, all of Clarksville, TN; and mother, Michelle S. Campbell of Pawtucket, RI.

Spc.  David W. Thomas

Spc. David W. Thomas

Spc. David W. Thomas

Spc.  David W. Thomas, 40, of St. Petersburg, FL. Thomas entered the military in August 1997 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2009. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps.

His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Navy and Marine Achievement Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; Navy and Marine Unit Commendation; Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; and  Weapons Qualification: M4 (expert).

Thomas is survived by his wife, Latoya Thomas; son Jayden and daughter Imani and step-son, Basheer H. Cross, all of Fort Campbell; a daughter, Jachardonae Thomas of Kathleen, FL, and son, David W. Thomas, Jr., of Springfield, OH; and mother, Mary Thomas of Allendale, SC.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held July 21st at 4:00pm and McAuliffe Hall.


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