Sunday, October 23, 2011

Army Sgt. Edward S. Grace

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Edward S. Grace, 39, of South Dartmouth, Mass.

Sgt Grace was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Massachusetts National Guard; died Oct. 23, 2011 in Silver Spring, Md., from a non-combat illness.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grace family during this very difficult time. We hope the Grace family will find some consolation knowing that Sergeant Grace gave his life while defending our commonwealth and nation,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard.

Sgt Grace died from an unknown medical condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He had been flown to Walter Reed from Afghanistan, where he was serving with the 182nd Infantry Battalion, providing security for a provincial reconstruction team.

Sgt Grace joined the National Guard in 2006. He deployed to Afghanistan in March this year. He was due to return early next year.

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