Highly decorated soldier from Fort Carson killed in Afghanistan

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Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas. (Photo: Fort Carson)

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A highly decorated soldier from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs was killed in action in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The Department of Defense said Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, died in Nangarhar Province from injuries he received when an improvised explosive device blew up.

Thomas was with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was from Tacoma Park, Md.

The incident is under investigation.

Fort Carson said Thomas enlisted in the Army in 2008 and served for more than eight years, including in Iraq in 2008 and two tours in Afghanistan.

He was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, and received multiple Army Commendation medals and the National Defense Service Medal and other honors.