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Fort Drum soldiers not among victims in Jordan attack, Pentagon confirms

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWTI) — Fort Drum soldiers were not among the victims of recent attacks in the Middle East.

According to U.S. Central Command, on January 28, three U.S. servicemembers were killed and multiple personnel were injured from a one-way attack in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border. An unmanned aerial system hit the soldiers’ container housing unit.

The 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is currently stationed in the CENTCOM area of responsibility in the Middle East. However, soldiers within the unit were not among the victims.

The Department of Defense identified the victims as 46-year-old Sergeant William Jerome Rivers, 24-year-old Kennedy Ladon Sanders, and 23-year-old Specialist Breonna Alexsondria Moffett.

The three soldiers were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigader, stationed out of Fort Moore, Georgia.

Dozens were also injured in the attack. Eight servicemembers required evacuation from Jordan to higher-level care, but they are in stable condition, CENTCOM confirmed. All other service members are being fully evaluated.

The Department of Defense is continuing to investigate the January 28th attack.

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