Army IDs Green Beret killed in Afghanistan
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg said in a statement that Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin died Monday.
Griffin was from Greenbrier, Tennessee, and was a Special Forces communications sergeant based at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington. He joined the Army in 2004. Bymer said Griffin was engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province.
Col. Owen Ray, commander of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), said Griffin was a “respected and loved Special Forces Soldier.” Griffin was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.