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Ramsey Hero Killed In Action

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The public viewing of a fallen soldier was held at St. Paul’s Church in Ramsey. Soldier Timothy McGill, a member of the Green Berets, was killed in action in Afghanistan. McGill was the 152nd New Jersey service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

There were hundreds of people present, and a group of school children held American flags and knelt in prayer for McGill. There was also an American flag draped over his casket.

The Team Sargent, MSG Terry Schappert, U.S. Army Special Forces, said, “He was a little intimidating because when you meet him you have to look up because he was about 6’5”, 6’6”, covered in tattoos. He was very good at what he did. He was probably one of the nicest, most soft spoken guys I’ve ever met.”

His mother, Karen McGill, spoke about why her son chose to be a marine. “He just wanted to make our country better, and I lost my son doing what he loved to do,” she said.

There were thousands of people gathered when McGill’s body was brought into Teterboro Airport on Monday. It’s expected that thousands will be present for the actual funeral.

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