Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Utah mayor, deployed to Afghanistan, is killed in attack

A NATO helicopter flies over the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul Apparent insider attack in Afghanistan kills US service member, wounds another
Faye Gross | 05 November, 2018, 05:33

Utah National Guard officials will be holding a news conference to release more details about the death of Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and major in Utah's Army National Guard.

'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. "We are calling on everybody to help them". "His service to his community is going to be remembered forever". Taylor, an officer in the National Guard, previously served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

The Facebook posts, which showed photos of Taylor while deployed, were an example of the way in which he kept people connected, residents said. That soldier was reported to be in stable condition after receiving medical treatment at Bagram Airfield.

Herbert noted that Taylor, who deployed to Afghanistan in January and had planned to resume mayoral duties in North Ogden once the stint ended early next year, has five brothers who also serve in the Utah National Guard.

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in a Twitter message, described Taylor's death as "devastating" news.

The Afghan government now controls or influences 55.5% of the country's districts, marking the lowest level recorded since the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction began tracking district control in November 2015, the report said.

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In September, he celebrated from afar his 15th anniversary with his wife, Jennie Taylor. Another attack four days later in western Afghanistan killed a Czech soldier and wounded two other Czech soldiers.

In his last Facebook post, dated October 28, Taylor quoted Franklin D. Roosevelt - "In the truest sense, freedom can not be bestowed; it must be achieved" - and spoke with pride about witnessing Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years, despite threats of violence. "We feel blessed to have had him as our mayor".

Taylor was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah in worldwide relations after receiving a Bachelor of Arts at Brigham Young in political science and a Master of Public Administration from the Unifersity of Utah.

The local police chief was killed in that attack, which was later claimed by the Taliban.

That he was killed in an insider attack was "additionally bitter for us", Burton said. Taylor's remains are to arrive in the United States at Dover Air Force Base in DE on Monday night, but funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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