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RI National Guard Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard says one of its Special Forces soldiers from New Jersey has died in combat in Afghanistan.

Officials say 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Timothy Raymond McGill of Ramsey, N.J., died Saturday from wounds received by small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan.

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 2005.

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