RELEASE NUMBER: 130322-01
DATE POSTED: MARCH 22, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier dies of wounds
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (USASOC News Service, March 22, 2013) – A U.S. Special Forces Soldier died March 21 as a result of wounds received from small arms fire on March 18 while returning from a patrol in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class James Floyd Grissom, 31,was assigned to Co. A, 4th Bn, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. He died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.
This was Grissom’s first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. He had previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Grissom is survived by his wife, parents and sister.
For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-908-3947 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.