Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino, 45, of Waterbury, Conn.

SSgt. Spino was assigned to the 274th Forward Surgical Team, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Dec. 29, 2009 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while unloading supplies.

Bragg medic killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A 45-year-old Fort Bragg soldier has been killed while unloading medical supplies in a village in northwestern Afghanistan.

Military officials say Staff Sgt. Ronald Jay Spino from Waterbury, Conn., died Dec. 29 in Bala Morghab, a village in Badghis province.

Spino was assigned to the 44th Medical Command at Fort Bragg. He returned from Iraq in February and deployed to Afghanistan in November.

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says Spino was expected to return from Afghanistan in about 30 days and ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff.

Spino was remembered by friends in his unit as a quiet, hardworking soldier with a good sense of humor.

Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Spino was killed in action on 12/29/09.

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