Hometown Hero: SGT Mark A. Thompson

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

Hometown hero Sgt. Mark A. Thompson is assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne).

Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Sergeant Thompson worked on a dairy farm for a few years before enlisting in the US Army in 2010.

He deployed in 2011 in support of Operation: Enduring Freedom, and served as a rifleman and a squad designated marksman.

After returning in 2012 and attending the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Sergeant Thompson enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and his black labrador, Bear.