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March 24, 2013 at 5:27 PM

JBLM soldier dies of wounds

JBLM soldier James Grissom, 31, died of injuries sustained in Afghanistan this week (Department of Defense photo)

JBLM soldier James Grissom, 31 (Department of Defense photo)

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier died Thursday of wounds sustained during an attack in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Small arms fire in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan injured Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom, 31, earlier this month. He later died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Grissom, originally from Hayward, Calif., was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group.

This was his first deployment to Afghanistan. He’d previously deployed to ¬†Iraq in 2009.

Grissom is survived by his wife, parents and sister.

 

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