Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland with burial in Arlington National Cemetery for Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, Neosho, who was killed Nov. 1 in Iraq, according to Stars and Stripes.
According to the newspaper, Sgt. Crowell and two others were killed by a roadside bomb while conducting a counterintelligence operation.
An AP article offered background on Sgt. Crowell:
Crowell had been in the Air Force for almost 18 years. He was hoping to retire in seven months and possibly get a corporate security job. His family said he also was close to finishing a college degree.
The airman, his wife and two children lived in O’Fallon, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis. He had left Neosho after graduating from high school in 1989.
A guest book for Sgt. Crowell has been established at Legacy.com.