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Trenton Resident Gets Purple Heart

A Trenton native was awarded a Purple Heart Medal on May 18 for wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyson C. Thomas was the senior corpsman assigned to Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, when he was in a convoy hit by an improvised explosive device, Dec. 11, 2006.
“It just went kabloom,” Thomas said. “I

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