Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill
Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, 30, of Ramsey, N.J., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Middletown, R.I. He came from a family of police and firefighters. Standing six and a half feet tall, he was a star football and hockey player for Ramsey High School. After his 2001 graduation, he went into the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq in 2005. After leaving the Marines and returning home to Ramsey, in 2008, he enlisted in the Army National Guard in Rhode Island, and three years later became a member of the Army’s elite Special Forces unit, or Green Berets. His awards and decorations include a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal. He died along with 2 other special forces soldiers Sept. 21, 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. MaryRest Cemetery
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