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Guardsman Killed in Wreck

Posted July 23, 2007

— A North Carolina Army National Guard soldier died in a single-car accident in Greensboro Saturday morning, police said.

Sgt. James Allen Lynch, 29, of Maiden, was en route to a scheduled drill at the time of the accident, authorities said.

Lynch was assigned to E Company, 1st Battalion / 130th Aviation Regiment in Morrisville as an ammunition supply section chief. He joined the unit in May 2006 after serving almost six years on active duty with the Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in the Middle East.

He is survived by his mother, daughter and fiancé. Funeral arrangements are pending.


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  • alwaysCool Jul 23, 2007

    Historan - thanks for the prayer, it was nicely put; Amen. May his family be comforted. Bless him and all those that serve to protect us.

  • poohperson2000 Jul 23, 2007

    My husband is part of this aviation unit. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Some of these soldiers come from as far as Maryland to serve in this unit. Thank you to all the soldiers for what you sacrafice personally and what your family sacrafices!

  • Baba Booey Jul 23, 2007

    Tragic story.

    I am personally grateful to those that have fought for my freedom.

    My prayers go out to his family.

  • Nope Jul 23, 2007

    He was only 29 so his daughter must be young - so sad she won't know her dad.

  • just my2cents Jul 23, 2007

    I worry everytime my son has drill. His unit too is in Morrisville, and while it's only 1.5 hours away, they leave so tired sometimes, it's hard to stay awake.
    Praying for SGT Lynch's family. Hooah.

  • headlong Jul 23, 2007

    Thoughts and Prayers Hero!!! Thank You!!!

  • Historians 12th Jul 23, 2007

    May God Bless Him & Welcome Him!

    A Soldiers Prayer

    When I am called to serve, Dear Lord,
    Wherever war may be,
    Give me courage to fight the battles,
    My country may ask of me.
    Grace me with Your presence,
    And know that I love You,
    While I fight the enemy, My country needs me to.

    Help me protect my comrades, As You expect me to, And keep me in Your loving hands, While I do what I must do. I want to do my duty, And to give the best in me, To do what I've been called to do, And protect our liberty.

    And if, according to Your will, I must give up my life, Please bless with Your protecting hand, My children and my wife.

  • wildatheart99 Jul 23, 2007

    God bless his soul. My prayers go out to his family.

  • Jake Wildstar Jul 23, 2007

    Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • mythoughts22 Jul 23, 2007

    my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends