President Biden Reaches Out to Families of Georgia Soldiers Killed in Jordan Drone Strike

All three of the U.S. soldiers killed in Monday’s drone attack hailed from Georgia. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden spoke with the families of the fallen soldiers and both

They were identified Monday as Sgt. William Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Georgia; Specialist Kennedy Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia; and Specialist Breonna Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Georgia, according to the Defense Department.

Rivers, Sanders, and Spc. Moffett were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade at Fort Moore, per a report from DOD. Their operations were to support Operation Inherent Resolve to ensure the defeat of ISIS.

Reports indicate that early Sunday morning, a one-way un-crewed aerial system “impacted” their container housing units, killing the three and injuring dozens. This was the third drone attack on the base in the last six months, Pentagon officials told NBC News. However, the other two were unsuccessful, leaving the question of how this drone strike not only breached the post but resulted in casualties.

The report says officials have two theories: either the drone flew in as a U.S. drone was flying out and the defense systems didn’t recognize the drone as foreign or the drone flew in at a low altitude. Also, it’s currently unclear if the attack was intentional.

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