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Special Forces soldier from GA dies during range training attack in Afghanistan

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The DoD announced today, September 24, that SPC Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Ga. was one of three Special Forces soldiers who died in Afghanistan on September 21, 2013.

The other two soldiers were identified as SSG Liam J. Nevins, 32, of Denver Colo., and SSG Timothy R. McGill, 30, of Ramsey, N.J.

According to the DoD, the three soldiers died at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire while conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

SPC Strickland was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

SSG Nevins was assigned to 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Watkins, Colo.

SSG McGill was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Middletown, R.I.

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