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DoD Identifies Special Forces Casualties


KABUL, Afghanistan – Two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers have been identified as the two servicemen who died during operations in the Kunduz district, Kunduz Province, Nov. 3, 2016. Capt. Andrew D. Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan A. Gloyer, 34, succumbed to wounds. Both Soldiers were with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Carson, Colorado. The service …

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Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan


WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Special Forces soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Staff Sgt. Adam S. Thomas, 31, of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Oct. 4 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations. The incident is under investigation. Thomas was a …

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US Army Ranger Died During Training Exercise

Avonye John Cavon Chisolm

FORT STEWART, GA (Tracy Baily) -A U.S. Army Ranger died as the result of injuries sustained during an airborne proficiency jump August 24 at Galahad Drop Zone. Staff Sgt. Avonye John Cavon Chisolm, 26, sustained serious injuries during the airborne operation; he was transported to the nearest military treatment facility; then air-lifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia. …

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Fallen Special Tactics Officer to Receive Silver Star


HURLBURT FIELD, FL (Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) — Nearly 10 months after he was killed in action, Capt. Matthew R. Roland will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal, the nation’s third-highest valorous combat decoration, for actions taken before his death Aug. 26, 2015, in Afghanistan. The medal will be presented during a small ceremony here, June 1, to the …

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US Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq


WASHINGTON, DC — A US Navy SEAL advising and assisting peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed by enemy fire north of Mosul today. Defense Secretary Ash Carter — in Germany for this morning’s U.S. European Command change of command and to convene a meeting of his counterparts whose nations are leading the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq …

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7th SFG Soldier Dies in Afghanistan


FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC) – Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman, a native of Noblesville, Ind., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) when he died Dec. 3, 2014, as a result of wounds received in combat. “Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman was an exceptional Soldier in all regards.  He showed himself to be a standout shortly after arrival in …

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3rd SFG Soldier Dies in Afghanistan


FORT BRAGG, NC (USASOC)  – Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, 31, of Bay City, Mich. died Nov. 14, 2014 of injuries sustained during combat operations in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. Cathcart was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Cathcart’s fifth deployment …

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SF Soldier Killed in Afghanistan


EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL (USASOC) – A soldier assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Sept. 30, 2014, as a result of a gunshot wound while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Tarrant Weathers was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th SFG (A) when he died as a result of a gunshot wound …

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SF Soldier Dies of Wounds in Afghanistan


FORT BRAGG, NC – Capt. Jason Benjamin Jones, 29, of Pottsville, Pa., died June 2, 2014 of wounds received from small-arms fire fight in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Jones’ second deployment in support of Overseas …

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Special Tactics Airman Killed in Training Accident


HURLBURT FIELD, FL – A U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airman died Friday during free fall proficiency training in Eloy, Ariz. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Master Sgt. Josh Gavulic, 34, was a tactical air control party member assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron at Fort Benning, GA. He was a 16-year veteran with 10 deployments …

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