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Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 20, 2010

— A Fort Bragg soldier died Saturday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Sgt. First Class Ronald A. Grider, 30, of Brighton, Ill., died in Kunduz province of wounds suffered when he was struck by machine gun fire.

Grider was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.


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  • BEACH Sep 21, 2010

    Rest in peace, Prayers for his Family, Be there know what it feels like to lose a soldier.

  • Eduardo1 Sep 21, 2010

    another brave young hero killed in the senseless Obama war.
    We mourn with your family and friends.

    RIP Sgt Grider

  • garnertoy Sep 21, 2010

    prayers to his family and friends

  • knothead Sep 20, 2010

    A fine young man. He was a groomaman in my daughter's wedding. He leaves behind a daughter and a wife. RIP

  • Adelinthe Sep 20, 2010

    Awww, praying for those who loved him.

    RIP valiant warrior, RIP!!!

    God bless.


  • u stand corrected Sep 20, 2010

    Thank you young soldier. Rest in peace.