One of the best things to ever happen to First Sergeant Patrick Thomas and Private Tyler Thomas’ father-son relationship has been a recent deployment Iraq, where both are currently working as part of Operation New Dawn. Talk about a family vacation.
The Thomas family has a strong heritage of Army service. Patrick’s dad (and Tyler’s grandpa) was a Sergeant Major, the highest enlisted grade in the Army. With that in mind, it probably makes sense that Patrick would describe his and son Tyler’s relationship as “the typical father and son relationship,” even though he was deployed during Tyler’s birth during Operation Desert Shield and has admittedly spent a lot of time away from home working the kind of long hours the military is known for. When your dad is a career Army dude, this is probably how you think of “the typical father and son relationship.”