Waikoloa soldier dies from wounds received in southern Afghanistan, 13 August 2018

Accessed on 14 August 2018, 0159 UTC, Post #17422.



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A highly decorated Army soldier from Waikoloa has died of wounds he received earlier this month in southern Afghanistan.  Army Sgt. 1st class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguration died Sunday from wounds he received in early August during operations in Helmand Province.

Here’s more from “West Hawaii Today”:

“Transfiguracion was a staff sergeant when he was wounded but was posthumously promoted to sergeant first class, said Maj. Beth Riordan, spokeswoman for 1st Special Forces Command. He was an engineer assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

Born in the Philippines, Transfiguracion enlisted in the Hawaii National Guard in 2001. He joined the active duty Army in 2008, and later went through special forces training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.”

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