Fort Polk soldier killed in combat - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fort Polk soldier killed in combat

By Michael Addison - email


FORT POLK, La. (KPLC) - The Department of Defense is reporting this morning the death of a soldier stationed at Fort Polk.

Thirty-one-year old Sgt. Travis Tompkins of Lawton, Oklahoma, died Thursday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade.

He was assigned to the brigade's special troops battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk.

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