|Thompson back from Iraqi tour |
|Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:01 pm |
|Army National Guard Spec. Mayce R. Thompson has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. |
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
Thompson, a motor transport operator, is a member of the 267th Military Police Company in Dickson. The specialist has served in the military for more than three years.
She is the daughter of Emily C. Senn of Union City.
Her husband, William, is the son of Bill Thompson of Dickson.
The specialist graduated in the year 2000 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
Published in The Messenger 12.23.09