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Mon September 23, 2013
Sixth Rhode Islander Lost in The War On Terror
Rhode Island has lost a sixth soldier to the war on terrorism. The Rhode Island National Guard has announced the death of Staff Sergeant Timothy McGill in Afghanistan.
Sergeant McGill lived in Ramsey, New Jersey but was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard. He was assigned to company A 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces. He was killed Saturday from wounds received by small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan.
This was McGill’s second tour of duty in the war on terror. In 2005 he served in Iraq with the Marines. He joined the Rhode Island National Guard in 2008, successfully completing the rigorous Special Forces qualification course three years later. At the time of his death he was working as a weapons sergeant.
McGill is survived by his parents. He was 30.
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