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Air Force Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie, Killed Jul. 9, 2007, Transition Team member

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Air Force Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie, 44, died of wounds suffered from small arms fire July 9 in Herat, Afghanistan.

Gillespie was serving on a transition team that trained under and deployed from 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Coaldale, Colo.

Gillespie was assigned to the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Transition team training is a 60-day training cycle to prepare small teams of American Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors to advise, teach, mentor and coach their Iraqi or Afghan counterparts.