Specialist Chad Thompson of Farwell, has returned from a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. During his deployment he served as a vehicle mechanic for Bravo Troop 1st Squadron 126th Cavalry, Michigan Army National Guard. This is his second deployment overseas in support of the war on terror.
During the deployment, SPC Thompson received the following awards; The Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/campaign star, The Army Good Conduct Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Overseas Service Ribbon and The NATO Medal for service and actions performed while deployed from 03 January 2012 to 22 September 2012.
SPC Thompson is married to Jennifer and is the son of parents Ron and Linda Schafer of Farwell, MI. SPC Thompson and Jennifer have four children, Jacob, Mickala, Jordan and Christopher.