Georgia Suffers Infinite Sadness: Three GA Soldiers Killed in Jordan

The U.S. Military released the identities of the three soldiers who “were murdered by an Iranian-backed terrorist attack in the Middle East over the weekend as well as details about how the attack unfolded.” All the soldiers were from Georgia: Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Ga.; Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Ga.; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Ga. In a statement issued by the Department of Defense, the three U S soldiers died “Jan. 28, 2024, in Jordan, when a one-way unmanned aerial system (OWUAS) impacted their container housing units.”

An X (Twitter) post by Representative Dan Crenshaw @DanCrenshawTX shows photos of the three soldiers from Georgia who were killed.

“Rivers, Sanders and Moffett were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Ga.,” the statement added.

More than 30 soldiers were injured in the attack, U.S. officials said on Sunday, adding that they were positive that the attack was “carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.”

The Iranian-backed attackers were clever, sophisticated, and adept. “U.S. officials said that the suicide drone evaded detection by U.S. forces because it closely trailed a U.S. drone that was returning to the base at the same time, Politico reported.”

As quoted, Retired Gen. Joseph Votel, who served as head of U.S. Central Command from 2016 to 2019, said that a U.S. strike on Iranian soil “shouldn’t be off the table.”

D & B Staff

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