United States armed forces member killed in Afghanistan insider attack

05 November, 2018, 05:32 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul

The gunman was reportedly a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces - whom Taylor was deployed to train and advise. And they offered heavy praise to Taylor for his service, both in the military and in civic matters.

A GoFundMe for Taylor's family has been set up to assist the family during this time.

USA military officials say another military member whose name has not been made public was wounded during the attack.

The unexpected death of Taylor, who was months from finishing his tour and is survived by seven children and his wife Jennie, drew an outpouring of grief in Utah and on social media late Saturday.

The 39-year-old Taylor was on a one-year leave of absence from his job as mayor of North Ogden for his deployment to Afghanistan.

North Ogden City Councilman Phillip D. Swanson confirmed the news.

Additional information will be released as appropriate, officials said. His remains are scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday evening. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition.

'The strong turnout, despite the attacks and challenges, was a success for the long-suffering people of Afghanistan and for the cause of human freedom, ' he wrote last week.

The Facebook posts, which showed photos of Taylor while deployed, were an example of the way in which he kept people connected, residents said.

He's not sure if there "was radicalization" involved in motivating the culprit who killed Taylor, ostensibly working in alliance with the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces operating in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces members immediately killed the attacker.

'I wish them all the comfort and courage to face the hard days ahead'.

Similarly, Herbert will order that USA and Utah flags be lowered to half-staff for Taylor's funeral.

Taylor served as mayor and city administrator, as he felt he could save the city money by working two positions, said Johnson, who worked with Taylor on various community volunteering projects.

Calling Brent Taylor "a man of excellence", Utah National Guard Maj. Taylor was elected to the city council of North Ogden, about 45 miles north of Salt Lake City, in 2009 and became mayor in 2013, according to the city council website.

Ten Utah National Guard soldiers have now died since 2003 in service of military efforts in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to National Guard data.



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