SPC Kyle G Thomas USA 09-25-2003 OIF Topeka, KS, age 23. Killed by a roadside bomb while he was on patrol in Tikrit, Iraq. Brig. Gen. James T. Hirai, deputy commandant for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, presented two medals to Cari -- a bronze star and a purple heart -- to add to Thomas' other awards; Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Hand Grenade Qualification Badge
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