Three Mississippi Guard Members Killed in Afghanistan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Defense says three members of the Mississippi Army National Guard have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr., 27, of Fayetteville, N.C., Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers III, 43, of Bentonia, Miss., and Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado, 42, of Fairfax, Va., were killed Sunday in Qole Gerdsar.

All three were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Jackson.

The Defense Department's news release says the trio was together in a vehicle when the explosive device detonated.

Summers lived in Natchez, but served in Bentonia as the Mississippi Special Forces recruiter.

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