The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The Special Forces Soldiers were conducting firing range exercises in Paktia Province Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, when they were attacked and killed by a gunman wearing an Afghan Security Forces uniform.
Killed in the attack were:
Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, 32, of Denver, Colo., assigned to 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Watkins, Colo., Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, 30, of Ramsey, N.J., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Middletown, R.I., and Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Ga., assigned to Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
More information, including previous deployments and commendations for these Soldiers is available to the media by contacting the U.S. Army Special Forces Command public affairs office during duty hours (Eastern Time) 910-908-3947. After duty hours contact 910-689-6187.
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