On 2 February 2017, Warrant Officer Shawn Thomas died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Niger Africa. Thomas was a man that was everything you want in a Green Beret.
Shawn continually stood out among a group of specially selected and elite soldiers. He was a natural leader – morally strong, intelligent, physically gifted, tactically and technically competent. Most importantly, he was a dedicated and loving husband, and father of four children. In short, Shawn was a warrior from the ground up and he will be missed by his family, his teammates and everyone he touched. De Oppresso Liber—“To Free the Oppressed.”We extend our condolences to WO1 Thomas’ family and teammates. He was an amazing person and soldier and his loss will continue to be felt throughout the community.