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August 13, 2012

Mass. soldier dies after attack in Afghanistan

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — An Army Special Forces soldier from Massachusetts has died of injuries he suffered in an attack last month in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Saturday.

Master Sgt. Gregory R. Trent, 38, of Norton died Wednesday at the military hospital in Bethesda, Md. Trent was injured July 31 when his unit came under fire in Shindand Province, the military said in a news release.

Trent was a Special Forces intelligence sergeant, assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. Before his latest deployment in January, he served previously also in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

Trent enlisted in 1998 and volunteered for Special Forces in 2006. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and numerous other awards.

Trent is survived by his wife, a daughter, his parents and a brother, the Army Special Forces Command said in a news release.

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