21-year-old US Army infantryman, Specialist Thomas J. Mayberry from California, was one of three American soldiers killed in action when their patrol was hit by the blast of an insurgent bomb on 3rd December 2011. The incident happened in Wardak province.
Spc. Mayberry served with the Texas-based 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in January 2009 and had been based in South Korea before transferring to Fort Bliss, Texas.
The other soldiers killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Clark Corley Jr, and Spc. Ryan Lumley
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