Dec 11, 2015 3:23 PM

NH leaders offer their condolences for NH Army Ranger who died

CONCORD - New Hampshire's elected leaders are offering their condolences to the family of Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, who was wounded and later died after a live fire training exercise in Florida.

Gov. Maggie Hassan issued the following statement Friday on his passing.

“Corporal Andrew Aimesbury was a well-decorated soldier lauded by his unit as an exceptional Ranger, strong leader and extraordinary young man. He bravely served our country in Afghanistan, and thanks to his unyielding commitment to protecting his fellow citizens, our country is safer and our freedom is stronger. Tom and I join all Granite Staters in mourning his loss and coming together in support of Andrew’s family, loved ones and community,” she said.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte also issued a statement Friday.

"Corporal Aimesbury served our nation with courage and honor as a U.S. Army Ranger, and he died training for the kind of missions that help keep us safe and free. His death is a heartbreaking loss for New Hampshire and our country. Joe and I send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends, and they are in our prayers at this sad time," Ayotte said.

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