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Lewis-McChord soldier dies of combat injuries in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died of injuries suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, 31, of Hayward, Calif., died Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of wounds from small arms fire three days earlier in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.