Remembering CSM Timothy Bolyard, the 3rd Fort Benning soldier to die in combat in 2018

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According to Fort Benning officials, Command Sergeant Major Timothy Bolyard is the name of the soldier who died in Afghanistan on Monday.

Officials say he died in an insider attack, with an Afghan National Police Official.

Authorities say the incident is under investigation.

News 3 caught up with a man who claims to be a close friend of Bolyard on Wednesday.

Sergeant First Class David Stout says, he served as Bolyard’s Senior Medic and Medical Operations Officer while in Afghanistan.

He wasn’t in Afghanistan Wednesday, because he was recovering from a soldier injury he got months ago, while there.

“He was a great leader. He was a father figure to me. He mentored, coached, trained me on every aspect of my militaristic life. He was there for anything I needed. I was in his office almost every night talking to him. He divulged information to me: personal information, family, how much he missed them. And I did the same to him,” says Stout.

Bolyard’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with four Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Medal NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award and Combat Action Badge. 

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