Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr.
From: Holmdel, N.J.;
Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.;
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr. died March 21 in Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. — An Army Green Beret based in North Carolina has been killed in Afghanistan.
Military officials say 38-year-old Staff Sgt. William R. Neil Jr. of Holmdel, N.J., died Saturday in Kandahar province after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
Neil joined the Army in 1998 and was serving his second tour in Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
He is survived by his parents and three sisters.