Thomas G. Bostick Jr.

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Llano, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Major

Major Thomas G. Bostick served during Operation Just Cause, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and finally Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He died near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations.

Tommy was a loving husband and father, a great friend, and a selfless leader. He was a military history enthusiast even before joining the U.S. Army.

Bostick gave his life by repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire so that his soldiers could move to safety, and ultimately defeat a numerically superior force. For his valor, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He rests in peace at Arlington National Cemetery.

Age: 37

Date of Death: July 27, 2007

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