Master Sergeant Thomas Saunders served as a team chief for 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Master Sergeant Saunders died alongside six other Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operation Command when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, March 10, 2015.

Vaughan Saunders has been awarded a “$10,500.00 and growing” scholarship. The Friends and Families of Fallen Not Forgotten, Inc and members of some of Master Sergeant Saunders previous units continue to make contributions to Vaughan’s account. WE all hope to see this amount to continue to grow along with Vaughan until he is of age to utilize this AWESOME opportunity.