Funeral held for Staff Sgt. Tim McGill, soldier from Ramsey killed in action

Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed last week while serving in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed last week while serving in Afghanistan. (10/4/13)

RAMSEY - Grieving friends and family gathered today to bid their final farewells to a soldier from Ramsey who was killed while serving overseas.

Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill was killed in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old had served as a Marine and was first deployed to Iraq back in 2005. He later joined the National Guard and eventually qualified as a member of the elite special forces unit, the Green Berets.

Here at home, McGill served as a volunteer firefighter. He had graduated from Ramsey High School in 2001.

A funeral was held for McGill this morning at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church. All state buildings are flying flags at half-staff today in his memory.

McGill is the third solider the Ramsey community has lost over the past three years.

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