Staff Sgt. Travis Tompkins,
31 years old of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Died Wednesday March 16, 2011 in
Logar Province, Afghanistan.
He was serving as a military policeman
with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division in Afghanistan.
He is survived by his wife, Candice,
and his two children Madison and
Gianna, of the home.
His mother and father, Leland and
Vickie Tompkins, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
His Sister, Jenny Meek and her husband
Troy and his niece and nephew, Megan and
Dillion Meek, all from Fletcher, Oklahoma
His mother and father-in-law, Tim and Wendy
Brown of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is proud of
Staff Sgt. Travis Tompkins.
I did not know him personally but
he was friends with a dear young man
that I love...Brandon, and his mother,
Tawna and his grandmother Doris Bjork.
Doris told me of the times he came to her
house with Brandon and what a wonderful
man he was.
He enjoyed being a Boy Scout.
The community is so saddened.
Burial with Full Military Honors will be in
Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma.
This is not a picture from his funeral but a
picture that was sent to me by e mail on the
4th of July.
His awards and decorations include:
the Bronze Star Medal
the Purple Heart
the Joint Service Commendation Medal
the Army Commendation Medal
the Army Achievement Medal (20LC)
the Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award)
the National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional
Army Service Ribbon
Nate Medal and the Combat Action Badge
He was A faithful husband
A Loyal Friend to whom they called
A Trustworthy and Humble Soldier who
took the new soldiers under his wing and
taught them, by example, how to become
the best soldier...
But the award or reward was that he had his
ETERNAL LIFE SECURE...he knew if it came
his time to go home he would be in the
loving arms of the "TRUE GENERAL...JESUS"
Staff Sgt. Travis Tompkins,
We saluate you and
whisper to the heavens above,
THANK YOU SOLDIER,
for helping to keep this country free.
I truly wish I would have met you because
you are loved by many and so many soldiers
have nothing but the highest regard for you.
Good night my friend. Rest in Jesus.
Candice Tompkins and her two children,
Madison and Gianna of the home
Leland and Vickie Tompkins
Jenny and Troy Meek and their two children,
Megan and Dillon of the home
Tim and Wendy Brown
Richard and Doris Bjork
Tawna and her son Brandon
The Wild Raspberry Sisters which includes
Shauna's devoted husband and her two children
Chasity and Debbie
Bernie, who was very close to Shauna's
family and is justly so, broken hearted
our MILITARY...I always pray for them and
it is on my side bar but I don't list them
every time and I should
JAPAN...it is so critical now but there is
so much to learn from them:
I have witnessed a stampede here
in my own town just to get the "new,
can you imagine just standing in line,
patiently, no murmuring or complaining
for 4 hours and be told to go home, there
is no water for you or your babies...would we
turn and walk quietly home or tackle some one
and fight them for their water
and keep you safely in His arms as you
go through out your day. May we each
find one person in need and help them in
any way we are capable.