Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device on Aug. 7.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment.
The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device last Tuesday.
Special Forces spokeswoman Beth Riordan wrote in a news release that Transfiguracion died Sunday in a civilian hospital in Germany.
Transfiguracion was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at JBLM.
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The soldier was born in Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines, in 1982, and moved to Hawaii in 2001.
Transfiguracion was posthumously promoted to sergeant first class and awarded a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal.
An investigation into Transfiguracion’s death is ongoing.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com