Lloyd J. Thomas entered the military service in Michigan. He served in the 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division as a Staff Sergeant during World War II. He died on May 17, 1944 and was buried first in the Lisnabreeny Former American Military Cemetery in England. The cemetery closed in 1948 and his remains were exhumed and transferred. SSGT Thomas is buried now in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.