Late Oklahoma Green Beret Arrives Stateside For Interment At Arlington


Friday, February 17th 2017, 10:51 am
By: News 9, Lacie Lowry


A native Oklahoman and U.S. Army Green Beret who died while serving is awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Warrant Officer Shawn Thomas of Woodward, OK, was killed February 2 in Niger in a vehicle accident.

He had deployed seven times to Iraq & Afghanistan and this was his 8th deployment.

His brother, Michael Thomas, told News 9 his brother was due back home this month.

“He was just such a great person,” Michael Thomas said.

His friends, loved ones and military family held a celebration of life for Thomas on Thursday.

Michael Thomas said his brother’s cremated remains are now on a waiting list to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Thomas lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is survived by his wife, Tara, and their four children.

His friends, loved ones and military family held a celebration of life for Thomas on Thursday.

Michael Thomas said his brother’s cremated remains are now on a waiting list to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Thomas lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is survived by his wife, Tara, and their four children.

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A native Oklahoman and U.S. Army Green Beret who died while serving is awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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