US Army Sergeant Edward Grace, serving with the Massachusetts National Guard in Afghanistan, died on 22nd October 2011 from an unknown medical condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
39-year-old Sgt. Grace had been flown to Walter Reed from Afghanistan, where he was serving with the 182nd Infantry Battalion, providing security for a provincial reconstruction team. He joined the National Guard in 2006 and deployed to Afghanistan in March this year for a 1-year mission.
Lt. Col. James Sahady, public affairs officer with the Massachusetts Army National Guard told the press that Sgt. Grace’s medical condition was not combat-related.