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Soldier From Kansas Killed in Combat

KSAL Staff - November 7, 2016 8:28 am

Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen. ( U.S. Army Photo)

Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen. ( U.S. Army Photo)

A Green Beret from Kansas was among three soldiers killed in combat on Friday.

According to the Army, three U.S. service members killed in Jordan on Friday were Special Forces soldiers from 5th Special Forces Group Airborne, located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

They have been identified as Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27.

The Green Berets reportedly came under fire as they were entering a Jordanian military base. The incident is under investigation.

Lewellen, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, had more than six years of service in the Army. This was his second overseas tour. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.

McEnroe, a native of Tucson, Arizona, had more than eight years of service in the Army. This was his third overseas tour. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), and Army Service Ribbon.

Moriarty, a native of Kerrville, Texas, had more than five years of service to the Army. This was his second overseas tour. His awards include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), and Army Service Ribbon.

 

 

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