— The Green Beret who was killed by an explosive in
Afghanistan this week was raised in the Milwaukee area.
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.
wife, Rachel Thompson, tells WTMJ-TV (http://bit.ly/2byZsPh
) 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
couple lived in Washington. Thompson was 28.