Flags are lowered across Michigan today in honor of a fallen soldier.
Chief Warrant Officer Daniel I. Thomas was the Army National Guard’s Senior Warrant Office Advisor at the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Ft. Leonard Wood in St. Robert, Missouri. He passed away on February 29th and is being laid to rest today.
Giving the order, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the State of Michigan owes Thomas “a great debt,” and will “be forever grateful for his selfless service to our state and nation in the armed services.”
Thomas had decades of military experience, having joined the Navy in the summer of 1990, just after completing his junior year in high school. He served aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk during Operation Desert Storm, and was later deployed to Iraq with the Army National Guard as a heavy equipment operator.
He’s survived by his wife Brandy, his children, and many loving family members.