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Green Beret Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Afghan IED Blast

U.S. Army

Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson

Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, 30, died May 1 in Landstuhl, Germany of wounds he suffered in an April 27 improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense reports Simpson was a Green Beret assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

Michael's widow, Krista Simpson, told the Tacoma News-Tribune her husband was a "badass" who was also a wonderful father to their sons Michael, 3, and Gabriel, 1.

ā€œIā€™m so proud of him through everything. The man that he was when I met him, the man he grew to be, the father he was, and the person he made me.ā€

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