Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 9, 2018

Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton said Taylor was also serving under NATO Operation Resolute Support.

He was expected to return to his mayoral position in January.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, left, salutes as an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Maj.

The 39-year-old mayor was a father-of-seven.

She was there as his remains were returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

'I do believe that Major Taylor felt he was among friends, with people he was working with, ' Maj.

"He died on our soil but he died for the success of freedom and democracy in both our countries", Rahmani wrote.

It seems only fitting that Brent, who in death now represents something so much greater than any of our own individual lives, has come home to US soil in a flag-draped casket on our Election Day.

It is a timeless and cherished honor to serve in our country's armed services. That honour has been Brent's as he served in the Utah National Guard for the past 15 years. "Your husband taught me to love my wife Hamida as an equal and treat my children as treasured gifts, to be a better father, to be a better husband and to be a better man". I am fighting for a great cause, as Brent said, 'You fight for not only the safety of Afghans, but the safety of my family back in Utah.

In a statement afterwards, she said it was "only fitting" that he returned home on Election Day after giving his life for the freedom of Americans.

"It was handsome to see over 4 million Afghan men and women fearless threats and deadly attacks to vote in Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years".

"As the US gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote".

Whether Republicans or Democrats prevail in the mid-terms, he wrote on Facebook, he urged everyone to "remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us". "United we stand, divided we fall".

Utah media outlets cited a statement from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation saying that Taylor was shot by one of the commandos being trained and that the attacker was killed by Afghan forces. Another soldier was wounded in the small-arms attack, and the perpetrator was killed by other members of the Afghan Defense and Security Forces. Taylor was the fifth service member to be killed in such an assault, which is known as an "insider attack", over the last fourth months.

Taylor had taken a yearlong leave of absence from his job as the mayor of the Utah city of North Ogden for his deployment to Afghanistan. He held a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah, according to the North Ogden city website.

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