CW4 TaMarsh Thompson
San Antonio, TX
Mission Accomplished on Sept. 17, 2016
On March 22, 2012 Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) TaMarsh Thompson sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his helicopter crashed in Camp Mural, Afghanistan.
While returning from a combat mission, the Apache Helicopter that Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) TaMarsh Thompson was piloting began to malfunction. Prior to crashing, the rear rotor blade spun off of the aircraft, striking Thompson’s head and causing severe traumatic brain injury among other permanent debilitating health issues. The crash occurred on CW4 Thompson’s fourth deployment to Afghanistan, ending his 18-year career of distinguished service with the U.S. Army.
Thompson was medically evacuated from the site to Landstuhl, Germany, and eventually to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Several months into his recovery, he was transferred to the Tampa Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in Florida.
Since TaMarsh returned stateside, his loving family, particularly his mother Janice Summerling, and his sister Kareen Pointdexter, an active-duty Army Soldier, were by his side. TaMarsh’s healing journey was met with several setbacks, including blood clots that impaired his cognitive functions and ability to communicate. Both Janice and Kareen are grateful TaMarsh received a specially adapted home suited to his needs.
Homes For Our Troops extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Army Chief Warrant Officer TaMarsh Thompson, who passed away on November 24, 2023. He was a valued member of the HFOT Family, and we will miss him greatly.