Green Beret killed in Afghanistan from Milwaukee area

August 25, 2016

BROOKFIELD The Green Beret who was killed by an explosive in Afghanistan this week was raised in the Milwaukee area.

The Defense Department says Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Thompson died Tuesday in the southern province of Helmand. Thompson's family lives in Brookfield where he graduated from high school in 2006.

His wife, Rachel Thompson, tells WTMJ-TV ( ) she and her husband met at Concordia University in Irvine, California and married five years ago. She says she talked to him Sunday night and knew that he was about to go on a dangerous mission. Thompson says her husband told her he loved her and that everything would be OK.

The couple lived in Washington. Thompson was 28.


Associated Press