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Dog Pound Zulu
09-22-2013, 15:50
http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/09/22/national-guard-soldier-killed-afghanistan/aeI3mfJId2LrNMPhAcCtnL/story.html

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Special Forces soldier from New Jersey who served with the Rhode Island National Guard has died in combat in eastern Afghanistan, National Guard officials said.

Staff Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill, 30, of Ramsey, N.J., was wounded by small arms fire and died Saturday, the National Guard said. It wasn’t clear if he was one of the three American troops killed Saturday by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform in an attack near the Pakistan border in the capital of eastern Paktia province.

The Defense Department hasn’t yet released the names of the three soldiers. Eleven foreign soldiers have been killed this year in similar attacks by members of the Afghan forces against their international allies.

McGill initially served as a Marine after joining the military in August 2001. He was deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2005. He joined the Rhode Island National Guard in 2008 and qualified as an elite Special Forces soldier in 2011.

He was the sixth Rhode Island National Guard soldier killed in a combat zone since the 9/11 attacks.

‘‘We are once again reminded of the enduring sacrifice our soldiers and airmen have made, and continue to make, in service to this great country,’’ Maj. Gen. Kevin R. McBride, the Rhode Island National Guard’s commanding general, said in a statement. ‘‘Tragically, Staff Sgt. McGill has made the supreme sacrifice and at this time, mindful of the impact of that sacrifice on his family and friends, I pledge this command’s perpetual support.’’


McGill was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces of the Rhode Island National Guard as a weapons sergeant. He received several awards and decorations including the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Navy Unit Commendation.

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alelks
09-22-2013, 16:00
RIP Brother!

The Reaper
09-22-2013, 16:45
RIP hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

Peregrino
09-22-2013, 16:55
RIP hermano. Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

Prayers for the family and team mates you leave behind; their lives just became a lot more difficult.

Pete
09-22-2013, 18:12
RIP Brother

SF_BHT
09-22-2013, 18:25
Rest in Peace Brother!!!!

CDRODA396
09-22-2013, 18:29
RIP Brother. Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

JMART5
09-22-2013, 18:35
Rest In Peace, Brother. Prayers for family and friends.

JJ_BPK
09-23-2013, 06:46
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

ZonieDiver
09-23-2013, 11:22
Rest In Peace, Brother.

akv
09-23-2013, 14:53
Rest in Peace and Thank You

TrapperFrank
09-23-2013, 15:46
God bless your family, and may God's grace smile upon you.

JHD
09-23-2013, 18:33
Rest in God's peace sir. Thank you for your service and Godspeed. Prayers for your family, friends, and teammates.

PSM
09-23-2013, 18:42
Rest in Peace, SSG McGill.

Pat

Red Flag 1
09-23-2013, 19:16
Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior.

PedOncoDoc
09-23-2013, 19:34
Rest in Peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Beef
09-23-2013, 19:43
RIP, Brother.

echoes
09-23-2013, 20:38
Rest in peace Brave Warrior! You courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Holly

Goggles Pizano
09-23-2013, 20:57
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SSG McGill, dominus vobiscum.

Stobey
09-24-2013, 01:14
Rest in peace, SSG McGill. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May Almighty God welcome you home. My prayers also for your friends and family.

Badger52
09-27-2013, 15:16
Rest in Peace; prayers up for all his Brothers and Family.

gymrat26
10-22-2013, 21:39
Rest easy big man. See you on the other side.