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Green Beret Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Afghan IED Blast

Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson
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.

“I’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.”