Hometown Hero: SGT Mark A. Thompson

A special thanks to all our hometown heroes!


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.