CW3 Thomas J Gibbons
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 23, 1971
  • Date of passing: Jan 30, 2003
Let the memory of Thomas be with us forever

 CWO Gibbons was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, he was a member of an elite aviation regiment based at Fort Campbell, military officials said Friday.

The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment -- known as the Night Stalkers -- was one of the first units deployed to fight in Operation Enduring Freedom, America's war on terrorism.

"These men gave their lives in the defense of freedom, doing what they loved most, flying with the 160th," Lt. Col. Emmett Shaffer, the regiment's deputy commander, said Friday. "I ask for your prayers, both for those we have lost, and those who continue our mission."

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