On Wednesday we posted the following unfortunate news, a brief that had come down from the Department of Defense: a United States military member had been killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol with Afghan forces near the Pakistani border.

On Thursday, officials identified the fallen soldier to the world.

From the Army Times:

Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas, 31, died Tuesday in Nangarhar Province from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations, according to DoD. Thomas was partnered with Afghan forces when he was killed, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation.

Assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Thomas was a proud Green Beret who grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. He joined the U.S. Army in 2008, and had been stationed in Colorado since February.

It was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He had served in Iraq twice, as well.