New Jersey town honors soldier killed in Afghanistan

October 1, 2013 4:24:48 AM PDT
Residents in a northern New Jersey town paused to remember a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Ramsey residents lined Main Street Monday as an antique fire truck carried Army Staff. Sgt. Timothy McGill's coffin home.

Bagpipes led the procession.

The 30-year-old Special Forces soldier was one of three troops shot on Sept. 21 by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform in an attack near the Pakistan border.

The lifelong Ramsey resident was a member of the Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department and had worked for the town's public works department between deployments.

McGill initially served as a Marine after joining the military in August 2001. He joined the Rhode Island National Guard in 2008 and qualified as an elite Special Forces soldier in 2011.