Tennessee Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Jeremy W. Griffin was killed in the line of duty on September 16, 2019. / Source: (U.S. Army)

GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WVLT) — The United States Army announced the death of a Tennessee Green Beret in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 41, of Greenbrier, Tennessee, was killed
in action by small arms fire, September 16, 2019, while engaged in combat operations in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

“The loss of Sgt. 1st Class Griffin is felt across the 1st Special Forces
Group (Airborne) Family and the entire Special Forces community,"
said Col. Owen G. Ray, commander, 1st Special Forces Group
(Airborne). "He was a warrior - an accomplished, respected and
loved Special Forces Soldier that will never be forgotten. We ask that
you keep his family and teammates in your thoughts and prayers.”

Sgt. 1st Class Griffin was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

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