Hero Green Beret's body returns home

- Passengers on a flight into Raleigh, North Carolina were left in tears as they witnessed a heartbreaking moment for a military family.  They were asked to let someone off of the plane first.  The casket containing the body of Green Beret Warrant Officer Shawn Thomas was brought out of the plane to an honor guard.

His widow, T.J. Thomas and other family members were given a moment to touch the casket and grieve.  Besides his wife, Thomas left behind 4 children.

He was on deployment with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group.  They are in Africa to help train the local population in countering the spread of terrorist groups.  He died in an accident.

He was posthumously awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal for his work.  He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories