Lawton Soldier Laid To Rest

A soldier from Texoma who tragically died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, is being laid to rest Friday afternoon.

His interment will be held at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25th.

Staff Sgt. Travis Tompkins passed away from injuries March 17th following a rocket propelled grenade attack by enemy forces the day before.

The 31-year-old, a military policeman, was part of the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Polk, LA.

Tompkins joined the Army in January 2000. He had previously been stationed at Fort Sill. Tompkins had deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2001 and left on this deployment in October.

Tompkins is survived by his wife, two children, mother and father. His parents live in Lawton.