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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday released the names of the three soldiers killed this week in Niger while conducting a joint patrol with Nigerien forces.
Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright died Wednesday.
All three were assigned to the Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Black, 35, served as a Special Forces medical sergeant, also known as an 18D. The native of Puyallup, Washington, enlisted in the Army in October 2009, according to a statement from U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Black earned the Ranger Tab and Special Forces Tab while in the Army. Johnson, 39, served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist, also known as a 74D. He enlisted in the Army October 2007. He was from Springboro, Ohio.
Wright, 29, was a native of Lyons, Georgia. He served as a Special Forces engineer sergeant, or an 18C. He enlisted in the Army July 2012. Wright earned the Special Forces Tab.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: silo13
sounds like the USA is doing a good thing
Have you actually ever taken the time to review history and in particular what the U.S. does to other countries around the globe
Have you actually ever taken the time to review history and in particular what islam does to other countries around the globe:?
Chadian troops are tough. Pound for pound, they are the most effective military in the Sahel. They played a significant role in the rollback of Boko haram in northeastern Nigeria in 2015. While there are complaints, likely valid, about their human rights violations, that is also true of other African militaries operating in the Sahel.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: silo13
Officially, they're there as trainers, and are supposed to have a limited to non-existent combat role. The reality is that they do occasionally engage in combat, going out with the troops they're equipping and training. They also have UAVs and ISR assets in multiple countries as well as an F-15E squadron that's been in Djibouti for 15+ years.