The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) or 20th SFG (ABN) is one of two Army National Guard groups for the United States Army Special Forces. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama (and is thus part of the Alabama Army National Guard) and as part of the United States Southern Command has an area of responsibility covering 32 countries, including Latin America south of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The area is shared with the Eglin Air…

The 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) or 20th SFG (ABN) is one of two Army National Guard groups for the United States Army Special Forces. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama (and is thus part of the Alabama Army National Guard) and as part of the United States Southern Command has an area of responsibility covering 32 countries, including Latin America south of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The area is shared with the Eglin Air…

Lt. Col. Ole-Ivar Overleir of the Norwegian Air Force is in Minnesota for an exchange program with the National Guard, and he got a chance to see a special relic from his homeland -- the Viking ship that used to sit in Leif Erikson Park.

Lt. Col. Ole-Ivar Overleir of the Norwegian Air Force is in Minnesota for an exchange program with the National Guard, and he got a chance to see a special relic from his homeland -- the Viking ship that used to sit in Leif Erikson Park.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado III  Died August 2, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom  42, of Fairfax, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado III Died August 2, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 42, of Fairfax, Va.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Army Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr.  Died August 2, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom  27, of Fayetteville, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Army Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr. Died August 2, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Fayetteville, N.C.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Miss.; died Aug. 2 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Two soldiers from US Army National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group Babil Iraq - [1050 x 750]

Two soldiers from US Army National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group Babil Iraq - [1050 x 750]

Army SGT Roy A. Wood, 47, of Alva, Florida. Died January 9, 2004, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Florida Army National Guard, Starke, Florida. Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Army SGT Roy A. Wood, 47, of Alva, Florida. Died January 9, 2004, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Florida Army National Guard, Starke, Florida. Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Army SGT Marco L. Miller, 36, of Longwood, Florida. Died December 5, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion Support Company, 20th Special Forces Group, Florida Army National Guard, Camp Blanding, Florida. Died at Landstuhl Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained December 3, 2006, from indirect fire when a mortar shell landed near his position while conducting an escort mission in Taji, Baghdad Province, Iraq,.

Army SGT Marco L. Miller, 36, of Longwood, Florida. Died December 5, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion Support Company, 20th Special Forces Group, Florida Army National Guard, Camp Blanding, Florida. Died at Landstuhl Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained December 3, 2006, from indirect fire when a mortar shell landed near his position while conducting an escort mission in Taji, Baghdad Province, Iraq,.

Army Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr.  Died May 19, 2002 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom  38, of Morgantown, W.Va.; assigned to the 19th Special Forces Unit, West Virginia National Guard, Morgantown, W.V.; killed on May 19, 2002, in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr. Died May 19, 2002 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 38, of Morgantown, W.Va.; assigned to the 19th Special Forces Unit, West Virginia National Guard, Morgantown, W.V.; killed on May 19, 2002, in Afghanistan.

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