Thursday, December 31, 2009
my thoughts and prayers go out to you. i am so very sorry for your loss
Soldier with Waterbury tie reported slain by insurgent
B A soldier who grew up in Waterbury and graduated from Holy Cross High School was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to members of his family.
Sgt. Ronald Spino, 46, of Fayetteville, N.C., was unloading supplies at a base Tuesday when an Afghan insurgent shot him in the back, according to his brother, Glen Spino of Avon. He said the insurgent wounded two Italian soldiers as well.
Various military spokespeople would not confirm Spino's death on Wednesday. The military is bound by law not to release names of casualties for 24 hours after a slain servicemember's family has been notified, military officials said.
Glen Spino said military counselors knocked on the door of the Florida home of his parents, James and Rita Spino, Tuesday night to give them the news.....................
pic: Sgt. Ronald Spino, 46, of Fayetteville, N.C., was unloading supplies at a base Tuesday when an Afghan insurgent shot him in the back. (Contributed Photo)
WATERBURY - A Holy Cross High School graduate and Army sergeant was fatally shot in Afghanistan Tuesday, his mother said today.
Sgt.1st Class Ronald Jay Spino, 45, was killed while doing his job, said Rita Spino of Venice, Fla. He was a paratrooper-nurse, she said.
He and his wife, Betty -- whom he met in the military -- have a house in Fayetteville, N.C, Rita Spino said. He joined the Army in 1993 at age 29.........
Posted by rose bush at Thursday, December 31, 2009