US Army Specialist Blair D. Thompson
US Army Spc. Blair D. Thompson was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 25, 2010. He was 19 years old.
Spc. Blair Thompson was from Rome, NY. He was the son of Mr. Vincent Thompson of Little Falls and Arena Young of Vernon. Blair had four brothers, Sean, Noah, Bryant and Gavin.
Spc Blair Thompson was injured in an insurgent attack just weeks before he was killed in another attack. His bravery to keep going and be part of his team was noticed by all. He was a gunner, he died in an ambush with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Blair wanted to be a soldier since he was a little boy. He admired his older brother, Sean and followed in his footsteps in joining the US Army in 2009.
Spc Blair D. Thompson proudly served with Headquarters, 327th Infantry Regiment, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army.