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>Staff Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins


Private family funeral for Staff Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, Lawton, will be under direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Staff Sgt. Tompkins died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Logar Province, Afghanistan. Burial with full military honors will be on the Fort Sill National Cemetary, Elgin. He was born Nov. 26, 1979, at Fort Sill, to Leland and Vickie Tompkins. He graduated from MacArthur High School in 1999 and was very active in the Boys Scouts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January of 2000. He married Candice Brown on March 1, 2001, at Fort Carson, Colo. He was currently serving as a military policeman with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (20LC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Combat Action Badge. Travis was a loving husband, father an son. Survivors include his wife, Candice, and two children: Madison and Gianna, of the home; his parents: Leland and Vickie Tompkins, of Lawton; a sister, Jenny Meek and her husband, Troy, of Fletcher; niece and nephew, Megan Meek and Dillon Meek; and his mother and father-in-law, Wendy and Tim Brown, of Lawton. An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at Becker Funeral Home

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