I was born in Pascagoula, MS at the Singing River Hospital July 23rd, 1965. I grew up in Grand Bay, AL. I graduated Theodore High School June of 1984. Two weeks later I entered the US Army on June 21st, 1984. I spent eight weeks at Fort McClellan, AL undergoing Basic Combat Training. I reported in to Fort Gordon, GA for Advanced Individual Training for Military Occupational Specialty of 72E Combat Telecommunications Center Operator. I then was transferred to HHC, 5th Signal Bn, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk, LA. I was assigned to the S-2/3 section. I was assigned here from December 1984 until January 28th 1985 when I transferred to Fort Richardson, AK located near Anchorage. My two oldest sons, Edward L. Thomas, III and Kevin J. Thomas were born there. While I was there I served in the 172nd Support Bn of the 172nd Infantry Brigade (Light) until it became the 6th Infantry Division (Light). In April 1989, we transferred to MacDill AFB in sunny Tampa, FL. I was part of the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) and deployed multiple times to Central America, Africa, Middle East and Europe. I was deployed for 9 months on Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm. Prior to that I had been deployed for Operation Just Cause in Panama. I transferred to B Company 97th Signal Bn (CENTAG-NATO) in Mannheim Germany (Coleman Barracks) in September 1992. While in the 97th Sig Bn I was selected to deploy to Somalia with 1st Bde 10th Mountain Division. Upon drawdown of the 97th Signal Bn I was sent to the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) 123rd Signal Bn Assistant Division Signal Office. I stayed there until September 1995 and reported in the 2nd Bn 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Signal Detachment. While there, I was deployed for 6 months to Bosnia & Herzegovina.
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On 20 Feb 2017 at 11:49 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:
It will be great having you involved with the Thomas Name Study. Gillian
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On 10 Oct 2016 at 20:50 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
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On 9 Oct 2016 at 19:32 GMT Edward Thomas Jr. wrote:
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