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09-20-2010, 20:11
http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2010/September/100920-01.html




RELEASE NUMBER: 100920-01
DATE POSTED: SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

Fort Bragg soldier killed during combat operations in Afghanistan

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald A. Grider

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 20, 2010) A Special Operations Soldier was killed Sept. 18 during a combat operation in Konduz Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Ronald A. Grider, 30, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Grider was born in Alton, Ill. and graduated from Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, Ill. in 1998. Grider enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman on Aug. 18, 1998.

Airborne qualified, he served with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, N.C., as a grenadier, rifleman and scout team leader. Also during this time, Grider attended and graduated from ranger school.

Once Ranger qualified, he served with the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga., as a rifle team leader and squad leader where he deployed once to Afghanistan and three times to Iraq.

In November 2005, Grider was assigned as a special operations team member, U.S. Army Special Operations Command where he deployed an additional four times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.

He was posthumously awarded his third Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Grider is survived by his wife, Brittany Grider of Carthage, N.C., daughter Katie-Anne of Raleigh, N.C., and his parents Ron Grider of Brighton, Ill. and Rita Grider of St. Louis, Ill.



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Rest in Peace Warrior


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koz
09-20-2010, 20:31
Rest in peace Ranger.

SF_BHT
09-20-2010, 20:51
Rest in Peace Brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Surgicalcric
09-20-2010, 20:53
Rest in Peace Ranger!!

Crip

blue02hd
09-20-2010, 20:57
RIP Brother

The Reaper
09-20-2010, 21:06
RIP, Ranger.

Thank you for your service.

TR

jbour13
09-20-2010, 22:49
RIP

azmg
09-21-2010, 00:25
RIP and thank you for your service.

Stingray
09-21-2010, 01:14
Rest in Peace SFC Grider. Thank you very much for your service Ranger.

Sincerely,

Viking
09-21-2010, 04:08
RIP Warrior

PedOncoDoc
09-21-2010, 05:24
RIP Ranger. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

JJ_BPK
09-21-2010, 05:28
RIP Sgt Grider, Vaya con Dios..

Penn
09-21-2010, 05:36
RIP SFC Grider.Thank you for your service.

Pete
09-21-2010, 05:59
RIP SFC Grider

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2010/09/20/1032565?sac=Home

Tatonka316
09-21-2010, 06:24
Rest in Peace, SFC. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten!

molon labe

Enigma0122
09-21-2010, 06:25
Rest in Peace, God bless you and may He comfort his family, friends and comrades in arms. Thanks for your sacrifice SFC Grider.

FMF DOC
09-21-2010, 07:12
R.I.P

greenberetTFS
09-21-2010, 07:27
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior................:(

Big Teddy

ZonieDiver
09-21-2010, 08:15
Rest In Peace.

nousdefions
09-21-2010, 09:31
Rest easy, Ranger. I will keep you, your family and loved ones in my prayers.

"Land of the Free, because of the Brave"

Abu Jack
09-21-2010, 09:49
Rest In Peace

Red Flag 1
09-21-2010, 11:07
Rest In Peace Ranger.

MeC86
09-21-2010, 11:17
RIP, thank you for your service

TheArmenian
09-21-2010, 11:18
R.I.P.

Thank you for your service.

Kingfisher
09-21-2010, 11:27
RIP. Thank you for your service.

MK262
09-21-2010, 15:27
RIP Sir. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

lawrand
09-21-2010, 18:58
Rest in Peace, Ranger. God Bless you and your family.

I hope it is appropriate to put this here. It is a local article about SFC Grider and some of the quotes from his family.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_e5ba81ed-32e7-5f9b-a1c9-ebff5603cfc5.html

If I have erred, mods please move or delete.

wet dog
09-21-2010, 23:05
Rest easy little brother, you will never be forgotten.

Elder
09-22-2010, 00:24
Rest easy and in Peace, and Peace and Hope to your family. Thank you for your sacrifice, and also to your family. God Bless them.

GreenSalsa
09-22-2010, 07:20
You will be missed--but never forgotten...

RB
09-22-2010, 09:33
RIP Brother

Goggles Pizano
09-30-2010, 12:34
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.
In pace requiescat Ranger. Dominus vobiscum

LongWire
09-30-2010, 12:36
RIP Ranger........Blue Skies...........RLTW

JJ_BPK
09-30-2010, 13:06
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

MtnGoat
09-30-2010, 14:12
Rest in Peace Ranger!!

Blue skies and soft landings!!!

SOFwarrior02
01-25-2011, 14:25
Rest in Peace SFC Grider. As a fellow Blue devil, I appreciate your leadership. Strike Hold!