20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers die in Afghanistan

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http://news.soc.mil/releases/News Archive/2009/August/090804-02.html

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 3, 2009) — Three U.S. Army Special Forces National Guard Soldiers were killed in action on Aug. 2, 2009 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan.

The following Soldiers, all assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Jackson, Miss., died when their vehicle was struck by a command wire improvised explosive device, while conducting a tactical ground movement:

Capt. Ronald G. Luce, 27, of Fayetteville, N.C., was a Special Forces team leader.

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers, 43, of Bentonia, Miss., was a Special Forces engineer sergeant.

Staff 1st Class. Alejandro Granado, 42, of Longview, Texas, was a Special Forces communications sergeant.

Luce is survived by his wife Kendahl and daughter Carie of Fayetteville, N.C. and parents Ronald and Katherine Luce, of Sneads Ferry, N.C.

Summers is survived by his wife Tammy of Bentonia, Miss. and daughters Shelby and Sara; and parents Severin and Charlene Summers of New Roads, La.

Granado is survived by his daughter Amanda and sons Hasson and Alejandro of Longview, Texas and parents Alejandro and Rolainda of Tatum, Texas.
For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-643-8438 or after duty hours at 910-429-4165.

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Capt. Ronald G. Luce

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Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers

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Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado
 
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