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Green Beret Dies Of Gunshot Wound Suffered In Afghanistan

Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers
U.S. Army
Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers

Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, died Sept. 30 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from a gunshot wound suffered during combat in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Sept. 28.

The Army Times reports Weathers was a Green Beret and Special Forces medical sergeant, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Col. Robert Kirila, deputy commander for 7th SFG (A), said in a written statement:

"From the beginning of his time with 7th Group, Sgt. Weathers was the consummate teammate. Weathers was critical to the well being of his team and those he mentored. The group mourns the loss of such a great leader and we will support his family in every way possible.”

Weathers is survived by his parents, Michael and Jere Weathers of Pollock, Louisiana. He also leaves behind his brother, Dusten, and sister, Carrie.