03 Jan '18, 4pm

DoD identifies Green Beret killed in New Year's Day attack in Afghanistan

DoD identifies Green Beret killed in New Year's Day attack in Afghanistan

The service member killed in a Monday attack while deployed to Afghanistan has been identified as a 10th Special Forces Group operator, according to a Wednesday release from the Defense Department. Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, 41, died of his injuries following a small arms fire engagement during a dismounted patrol, the release said. Four other soldiers were wounded during the fight. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own,” U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander Gen. John Nicholson said in a Tuesday statement. “At this very difficult time our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen and wounded brothers.” Golin, a weapons sergeant, was deployed to Nangarhar Province with 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group out of Fort Carson, Colorado, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The incident is under investigation, the release s...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/flashpoints/2018/01/03/dod-iden...

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