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HONORING THE FALLEN

Five Americans died in service to the nation last week…

Their sacrifice & what to know about the global war on terror.

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Sgt. Cameron Meddock

  • Army Ranger (26) died as a result of wounds battling ISIS in Afghanistan during his 2nd deployment.
  • His wife is expecting their first baby, according to reports.

“The entire nation should strive to emulate the warrior, patriot and husband that Cameron was.”

Col. Brandon Tegtmeier
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AFGHANISTAN
What To Watch:

  • ISIS “spin-off” groups have grown in the lawless country where Americans have spent most of their time and resources in our longest war battling the Taliban.
  • REPORTS:  Peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. reportedly stalled. Taliban claim U.S. making demands to release American hostage.
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Chief Warrant Officer
Jonathan Farmer

  • Army Special Forces aka “Green Beret” (37) died in suicide attack in Syria.
  • Married with 4 children.
  • 6 combat tours overseas.

“…the kind of person you want to be around, you want your kids to be around.”

Cathy White, friend & neighbor
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Chief Shannon Kent

  • Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (35)
  • 1st U.S. woman killed in combat against ISIS.  Spoke 7 languages.

“Those of us who knew her personally will remember her brilliant mind, loving nature, and always hold her as our small-town hero.”

Gregg Pulver, family friend
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Scott Wirtz

  • Civilian & former Navy SEAL (42) working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving “multiple deployments.”

“He was the ultimate hero… He was a true warrior with the heart of a teddy bear.”

Matt Shadow, cousin
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SYRIA

How will conflict end *OR* evolve?

  • While America’s role in Syria remains uncertain: Russia, Turkey, Iran & America’s 70+ coalition partners remain active.
  • Despite loss of key territory, ISIS claimed responsibility for attack that killed 4 Americans.
  • Israel hits Iranian targets inside Syria after missiles fired at Israel.
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One American who made the ultimate sacrifice in Syria remains unidentified - a practice often reserved for those who have worked in the clandestine units of the U.S. military.

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