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Riverton Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Attack

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Note: An error made by the Associated Press listed Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin as being from Lararamie.  He is actually from Riverton.  We regret the error.

A Wyoming soldier is among three troops killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense yesterday said 45-year-old Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin of Riverton was killed alongside 38-year-old Air Force Maj. Walter D. Gray, of Conyers, Ga. and 35-year-old Army Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, of West Point, N.Y. when insurgents detonated suicide vests Wednesday in Kunar province.

Authorities had said earlier that insurgents who detonated suicide vests Wednesday in Kunar province killed three coalition service members and a civilian.

Gray was an air liaison officer and flight commander for the Fort Carson-based 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, which is part of the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing headquartered in Georgia.

Kennedy and Griffin were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

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